i have been sitting in wonder at all the profound comments left on my last post
about being under the influence of the "compare" gremlins.
i have so many emotions welling up deep inside me,
and try as i may to bring them to the surface in words of gratitude,
i am left speechless.
i hope you will forgive me as i am going to leave town with my family
for a few weeks...before i have even begun to thank all of you for the kindest of words. the gentlest nudgings of encouragement. the biggest of hugs. the tightest holding of hands. the lifting. the singing. the cartwheeling. the boat hopping. the lighthouse flashings. the rah rah-ings. the feast making. the waving of magic wands. the kicking of the "c" word to the curb. the tossing of picnics onto my dingy boat. the peeling off of my masking tape and turning it into a giant ball. and for pulling in and out of port with me.
i was especially touched by a reminder that "i do have talents that have inherently been given to me." i believe they are from above and by not acknowledging those talents...i am being most ungrateful. yuck! so when i return, i will be setting again at sea but this time i will be taking my talents with me. owning them. keeping them close. getting reacquainted with one another and striving to be content with wherever my little boat
and my talents might chance to sail.
cul*ti*vate your talents...even if you have to dig deep for them