Do you Like?

I decided to start sharing on this site, as a creative outlet. I found that I had composed a few ideas that seemed to resonate with more fellow travelers than I expected. Initially, though, the idea was to write a book about who I have become through addiction, recovery, and life on it’s own terms.

Finding WordPress changed that, for now, into a series of blog posts, with similar objectives. In addition, I thought too, that some, if they found it, might be helped. Which is, I have found to be my recently discovered passion. I have learned that I love service to others, in my business (landscape maintenance) and in my endeavor to stay active in recovery from addiction.

Almost immediately, two unexpected dynamics emerged. 1. I want and crave madly for all of you to like my posts. And 2. That in order to develop any kind of following I have to read and respond to other bloggers, which turned out to be as much, if not more work than, formulating, composing, revising, editing any post I might devise.

Further on up the road, I have found that I absolutely love reading all of you whom I follow. I love reading and responding to items of interest. I honestly look forward to more and am, sincerely grateful for all of you, who follow me.

Look! What do you see?

Ah! Thank you so much for stopping by.

Today the theme has emerged. Seeing the divine in others.

It seems we have been conditioned to notice that which is objectionable. Then to alleviate the discomfort with ourselves. We talk with others about what you have only, perceived about them.

Today I want to know that part of you that is eternal. I intend to find the divine in you, to see and know you as He does.

 

Love is never wasted

This ramble was inspired by an interaction with a lovely soul, with whom I only encounter on social media. A hashtag on her post #wastedlove, cut me to the core. My immediate response was to comment. No love is wasted, it’s painful when unwanted. It was impromptu and from my heart.

From the prayer of Saint Francis11thstepprayer

I believe it is more important to love, although the The Longing is ever present and in my opinion provided by divine grace. That is all for now.