“It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that never were.”
When I was a child, it was the joy of helping decorate, Christmas baking, visiting Santa, then the excitement of Christmas Eve when my family had their big celebration and Christmas Day when we visited my grandparents. Before we opened our gifts, we read the Christmas Story from Luke and sang Silent Night.
The first lines of a traditional hymn say, “Joyful, joyful we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love.
“Things change all the time, so why do people make such a philosophical to-do that things are constantly in transition?”
~ Twila Tharp
“You are always leaving one chapter behind while moving on to the next.”
This past week I have had a great opportunity to focus on healing. On August 19th I had total hip replacement surgery. Following two years of living with serious pain, this came as a welcomed gift. What I hadn’t remembered about surgery, is that the healing process requires stamina, perseverance, and courage.
As I wrote in last month’s eNote and have spoken about on Sundays, the theme of the 2019 Unity People’s Convention was One Humanity, Many Stories. I know the power of story.