This has been a week of surprises, perhaps proof of letting go of control. That is a hard one for me as I have been alone for 28 years so being in control is entrenched in my daily life. Not that I do not have assistance from family or friends but on a daily basis, all decisions are up to me.
In just one day, I received a call from the leader of a motor coach trip to The Sight and Sound Theatre in Pennsylvania which is presenting “Jesus” , a production which has taken three years in the making and involving about 650 individuals in all phases of its completion. It is a very memorable and moving play which reaches into your heart. It also includes a deluxe motor coach tour of Lancaster, the Amish Country and Philadelphia. I have known about it for 3 months and have been trying to find a roommate to go with me. No luck so I finally released all expectation and then I received a call from the leader offering me to share a room with her and her husband. Mind you, I have never met her but it blew my mind that she and her hubby would do this for me. I accepted gratefully and am eagerly awaiting to see the play that I have been told is FANTASTIC, even grown men are crying during this play. I am sure that Jesus’ Love will be on full display.
Then, the same day, I received a call from a beloved friend in Maine about our get together. I was invited to take a trip to stay with him and his young son some time ago but we have had things happen that kept us from that happening. We now have definite plans and I am eager to see them again. I have wanted to get to the ocean so they are going to take me which will make it all the more special. Since I do not have a smart phone or skype, I am sure that young man has grown a lot since I saw him last. Another wonderful surprise.
My deck is not easy to look at with all the peeling of the paint and the dirt that has accumulated. I thought I had solved the problem with a recommendation of a person who would paint it. After speaking to him and his visit to my home to see if he could do it, I waited and waited for a call, none came. Another friend recommended a person who suggested Trek for a new deck and I spent a lot of time deciding the material, the color, etc. and the last I heard from him was a month ago so I assumed he was no longer interested in doing my job. Then another friend has me check out her deck that was painted two years ago with Deck Correct and it still had not peeled even in one spot. So, I called the person who did it and he came and inspected my deck and was going to call me with a price. Evidently, the telephone Genie was hard at work again and I did not hear from him. I did try to call him and his mail box was full??? After thinking that perhaps he did not want the job either, I called him again the next morning and left him a message that I was concerned for him as his mail box had been full. He was not aware that I had not received his message with a price and assumed I had hired someone else??? With all of our means of communicating, why do we have so much trouble communicating easily???? We finally got to talk on the phone and he is coming next week to power wash, scrape, sand and paint. And….I get to keep my deck purple( Trek was not available in purple) as the man at the paint store is a genius and concocted a paint formula that gave me the Deck Correct in purple to match my shutters.
I was taking my grandson out to breakfast yesterday to celebrate his tenacity in going to court to get money owed him from the government. He did not have a car so this enabled him to buy an old but beautiful Lincoln Town Car. He gave me a ride in it and it was like going back so many years. It is a big “boat” and is soooo comfortable. It is like we used to have many years ago where the seats were large and you couldn’t even feel the bumps. The trunk is big enough to carry me. I was going to use my GPS to get the best directions to the restaurant when he pulled out his smart phone for the information ( I keep forgetting that today, all info is in the phone whereas I have different items like a solitary GPS. His phone kept saying the restaurant was in a different town then what I said. So he called the restaurant and, sure enough. It had moved. If I had not given up control and let him use HIS GPS (phone), we would have gone to the wrong place. Boy, this has been a week of wonderful surprises and proof that I do not have to be in control.
This message from the angels and Ann Albers hits the spot for me, does it for you? This week certainly gave me the proof that I needed.
This article seems to start slow but hang in there, it gets so powerful. I can’t say that I understood it all but it certainly gave me a lot of food for thought. Do you dare to read it?
Jayme Price shares her very own method for healing. Simple but direct.
Here is another thought provoking article. I wish they had it where I could hear it.
Here is how to love without judgement on either side. This is how I want to love and serve.
Love and Light