Thursday, January 17, 2013

Connecting the Dots & Thanksgiving Thursday

"There is no time like the present to take a leap towards enriching our lives. We are blessed with a finite period of time, yet the possibilities are infinite." ~Mama Hen
When I was younger I had a fear of heights. So I made it a goal to jump out of a plane to help get over this fear. It was invigorating! I had plans with a friend for months to do this together, but the day came and he said he "couldn't make it". I went anyway and conquered this by myself. I think the fact that I was alone made it even better. It showed me that I did not need anyone to take my hand other than God above. I loved skydiving and went a few times after that over the years. While talking to my best friend last night I was reminded of our journey together and how even though she lives in Washington and I in Connecticut, we have always been together. We reminisced about our challenges over the years and also our triumphs. And while we were talking I realized how each step we take connects the dots for the greater picture we may not always see. Although some of the challenges were difficult to say the least, they were all dots that needed to be connected to lead me to where I am today. All my fears, disappointments, mistakes, rewards, gains and losses have all been dots connecting me to the big picture. Things started to make sense. And the things that did not I knew one day would as I continure connecting along this journey. My ability to take my greatest fears and face them directly has helped me forge agead. I learned that day that my friend canceled on me after months of planning that I could do anything, because I am never alone. God will keep me soaring and I am incredibly grateful.  
Thanksgiving Thursday: 1.) Little Chick and my family. 2.) The ability to look back and see how everything has lead me to today. 3.) For friends that may be so far in distance and always close in my heart. 4.) For God's strength, courage and love that carries me through the hard times and fills me with such joy. 5.) Thank You Dear Lord for everything you have blessed my family and I with.

12 comments:

  1. wow, I'm so impressed!

    Yes, looking back, I can see how God planned for the dots to get connected! There's such a big picture!

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  2. Kudos to you for going through with it! I'm afraid of heights myself so I have a bit of an idea how it would feel - and to do it when your friend backed out is even more amazing. When we step out in faith is when we learn more about ourselves, our God and how great life can be.

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  3. I would LOVE to try skydiving! Looks so exhilarating! But what I would love more is some warm weather!!! Bundle up and stay warm!!

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  4. Anais Nin said: "I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing." There is no greater truth! I'm glad that you have this wonderful perspective on life, dear cousin! Love you!

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  5. Great post and so true! love the picture of you skydiving. Congrats! You are going to have a great 2013!!!
    Also thanks for all the props in your comments about KC - you are the sweetest and most thoughtful.

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  6. Wow, what incredible pictures! You did prove to yourself that you could conquer one of your biggest fears! I must say, skydiving definitely sounds scary, especially to someone that's afraid of heights, yet, you did it, and I know you continue to meet any challenge, fear, or obstacle that comes your way.

    What a great post Mama Hen. Thank you for reminding me that we all have that ability to fly and take risks...after all, you're right, we're not alone.

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  7. So true! God has promised that 'all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called, according to His purpose.' He has designed the tapestry and is in complete control of the picture that's being made on the front. We're only seeing the back, the knots and lines, for now. But we can trust Him.

    Love this post. And so cool that you tried and enjoyed skydiving!!

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  8. Wow! That's so exciting! I've always wanted to do that.

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  9. Oh my! You are one brave woman!!! I don't think I could ever jump from a plane. Have a great week:)

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  10. First I am so glad to see you here blogging. I was away for awhile due to health reasons, now returning I have found so many blogs deserted. So glad to see you still here.
    I would absolutely die from fright jumping out of a plane. You are a brave women. Thanks for letting me visit.
    Susan
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  11. That's amazing! I don't think I could ever do that!

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  12. Really love this post. And while I could never sky dive (seriously . . . you are SOOOO BRAVE!), I completely understand connecting the dots. I often say that I have NO regrets in life. Sure, I may not have always made the smartest decisions, and might have turned the wrong way from time to time . . . but everything has made me the person I am today. If I went back, I would do it exactly the same way. Really LOVE this post, friend.

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