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Saturday, September 14, 2013

change is in the air

Early Thursday morning I sat on the deck of the home where I was staying in Nags Head meditating and enjoying my last few moments by the ocean. 


I knew that my wonderful reprieve from the "real" world was coming to an end, but as I faced the long trip home I also felt a sense that it was time for change. 

Just as the seasons are changing from summer to fall, I know that I am ready to make changes, too. 


So often there is a sense of nostalgia as we leave something we have known and perhaps loved to forge ahead into unknown territory, but it is just at those times that I send out love for the old and the new and ask for love in return.

And just at that moment, when you are squirting some mousse into your hand, to tame your crazy curly beach hair, you look down and the universe has sent you a little message of love. (Sorry it is so fuzzy, but I was inside a room with no windows.)


Like my trip that day, which was very long, tiring, and full of absolute gully washers in the mountains, I know that my trip ahead will not always be easy. There will be ups and downs, obstacles to overcome, and uncertainties. I also know that there will be love and new things to enjoy and I am looking forward to all of the changes that will come my way. 

Yes, I will miss my room with the spectacular view, 


just as I will miss all of the things that I know were stolen from me. But even though I can return to that room whenever I want, and I will, I am leaving those other things behind. I have used up enough of my energy on them and they are free to enhance the lives of others. 

I am ready for the seasons to change and bring new things.




 

25 comments:

  1. yes, what a beautiful view......but that view is around in other places too.

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  2. It is always good to have time to reflect, before we go back to our real lives. Just keep moving forward.

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  3. Laura, You'll have to let go of the bad to be able to live again. So glad you had some time to relax...and what a view...you can remember it when winter isn't so kind. Blessings to you. xoxo,Susie

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  4. What a beautiful view and place to relax and reflect! Wishing you all the best as you move forward into unknown territory.

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  5. I am glad that you were able to get away. Your plate has been pretty full.
    You have accomplished much with the hills and valleys.
    Happy weekend, dear Laura!
    w/L.

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  6. What a gorgeous place to spend some time before this next phase in your life! I'm wishing you the best....and a safe trip home! Sweet hugs!

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  7. Change is good but sometimes it takes a while, and hindsight to realize that it was. Good luck!

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  8. Wishing you a safe harbor, Laura. Well done!

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  9. A new beginning...sounds good to me. Wishing you all the best, Laura, as you set sail into uncharted territory. Have a safe trip home!

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  10. Godspeed, Laura. Life is filled with change, but God remains faithful and steadfast through them all.

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  11. Laura I am so happy you are ready for the changes ahead! Hugs!

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  12. Dear Laura, what a beautiful view and what beautiful thoughts. I have two good friends, they both hold on to past wrongs and troubles and l am sad to see all the damage it is doing them. You are very wize and l do so wish you all the best. Blessings, Pam xx

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  13. What a great attitude, Laura. Life does turn us upside down sometimes. We just need to find our balance to get ourselves righted again. Blessings to you- xo Diana ps. GORGEOUS pictures!!!!

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  14. Laura you are doing the right thing by being positive!!! What gorgeous pictures.

    Cynthia

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  15. Beautiful ocean views!!
    I am grateful you are finding some closure with your missing things.
    Best wishes as you face the changes ahead.

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  16. So glad that your awful discoveries could be put on the back burner and you could enjoy the beauty of the ocean and relax. Maybe a few things can be restored. They are "things" and can be replaced. I know not the sentimental personal things but maybe somehow those can come back to you in some form or another. Keep that attitude and picture that first picture when you think back about the sad things.

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  17. The most important things and memories are held in our minds and hearts anyway. Nobody can steal those from us. xo

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  18. Laura, you are very wise in your choice to move forward...I wish you the very best, and a bright future in whatever direction you choose.

    Jen

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  19. Beautiful view, beautiful thoughts and outlook on your future. I'm so behind in my blog reading that I'm not sure what plans you have concerning your desired move, but whatever is transpiring, I pray that it will bring you much happiness! Hugs, Leena

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  20. Great post and beautiful attitude, sweet Laura! You have a lot of people sending good karma your way!

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  21. I love your positive attitude :)

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  22. All of your beach pictures are wonderful, Laura. Nothing like meditating at the seaside to get your perspective. A new day for you. I'm so glad.

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  23. Those photos are so beautiful! I can feel my shoulders dropping just looking at them. Love the heart-shaped mousse!

    xo
    Claudia

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  24. Those photos are so beautiful! I can feel my shoulders dropping just looking at them. Love the heart-shaped mousse!

    xo
    Claudia

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