“See to it no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.”
— Hebrews 12:15
As a writer, I wouldn’t have thought a challenge to write something every single day, for 31 days, would have been difficult. However, The Nester’s 31-Day challenge was not as easy-peasy as I, or many others, imagined. Hence, the “challenge” was very, very real. I chose to concentrate my 31-Days of writing on Seeking Self — finding a way back to the core of who I am, who I’ve always been. Let’s face it, there comes a time, as life pushes in and rearranges our days, that we veer off in directions we weren’t expecting, often ill-prepared. October is ending soon and with it my 31-Days of Seeking Self writing challenge.
While I’ve stretched myself physically and mentally by beginning Yoga & Tai Chi, delving into Meditation, and working out at the gym, this blog post by Wendy Blight has, perhaps, thrown light on something that I know I, as well as some family members and friends, still experience glitches with — letting go of preconceived expectations and / or past disappointments or hurts. It’s easy to read Wendy’s blog post and think of others in your life who fit the profile, it’s far more difficult to recognize yourself — your own tendency to hold onto such feelings and the effects it really is having on your behavior and choices.
We all push forward making attempts, daily, to better ourselves and we all experience relapses, momentary falls from grace. **It happens. Sometimes those falls come from a justified response to what’s occurring around us, sometimes they evolve from memories & issues buried deep, and continually covered, that tend to bubble-up to the surface periodically, until they are realistically handled with honesty, love, and grace. Always grace — for ourselves and others.
Weight, flexibility, and stamina take time to reduce, recover and revive. The important thing is to start. The same is true with eradicating issues and feelings that do not aid in establishing positive cohesiveness within your family and unity among its members.
“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” — Ephesians 4:29
Recognize, Release, and Re-establish.
If you would like to check out another 31-Days of Writing Nester’s Challenger, visit Sheryl Sutter’s blog.