I suppose that it is a very good thing that I’m in a position to be startled by my lack of presence here at this website this month. I began enthusiastically, and thought that things would grow from there, but they have not.
That I have not managed to find the time to come here is a good thing for several reasons: I’ve been VERY busy managing the overflow of blessings that I’ve been receiving in my life beyond this site; I’ve been busy learning how to create the richer and deeper presence here that WordPress intended for me (and indeed, this is the reason that I have been able to chart my progress here); I’ve been busy juggling my two jobs (imagine having two good jobs at a time of general world economic recession) and I have been experiencing a time of phenomenal good relations with my family and friends. In fact, I’ve had people whom I would have told you didn’t like me last year begin to be very nice to me! It has been an incredible time.
If one looks at these various occurrences in the right light then one will see MUCH to be thankful for. So, I’m giving thanks today for the fact that I can be sitting here and giving thanks. It is a new outlook for me, but I can tell you that I like myself and the world around me much more than I was doing a few months ago, and so I think that I’ll try to wear this hat for a bit longer.
If you have been reading this carefully, you’ll see that I have not said that everything has been easy, but I have been blessed with a sense of peace, that for me would only pass understanding had I not asked for it as a gift from my Creator, and had I not taken the decision to believe that ALL is well with me and mine. This new attitude of gratitude has meant that I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that my relatives, friends and I will have the best of times during 2014. I know that we will look back at this year in the way in which I look back at 1999, the year I graduated from my Masters degree, and bought my first car (my father bought the two that I had driven before, but this one was MINE), AND my first apartment: with startled awe.