Friday, October 1, 2010

Optimistic October

"Life is learning love. The rest is killing time."
~Noelle Price Marinello
This morning I welcome a new month like a new beginning. I have dubbed it "Optimistic October", in anxious anticipation of new hope and new reprieve from grief. I am aware that actual circumstances are more or less out of my control, so rather than setting an expectation for what will happen I am setting intention for how I will react to whatever I meet this month.

I am praying that with all my heart and with all my mind and with all my soul I will remember and hold hope for promise. That I will walk the journey without fear and without doubt. I pray that in all circumstances I will remember humility, gratitude, and grace. "Optimistic October" is about returning to a belief that was undeniable in my heart early last year - that I am called for a greater and deeper purpose and to experience a greater and deeper love. In my faith experiment, I am called to authentic connection in partnership; committed, present, engaged. I pray for the courage and will to remember and believe unwavering in that promise.

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

In October, I seek gratitude. I seek community. Authentic community; people to enjoy life with. Not anxiously checking into Facebook or reading emails to fulfill that connection. I seek presence, strength, courage and wisdom.

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