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Thursday, October 17, 2013

transformation on a thursday...leap of faith

There comes a time in everyone's life when..........



I was in a group of people Tuesday morning where we were talking about adversity and someone asked me how I have been able to cope with all of the adversity in my life. I said I do it through faith and a profound sense of gratitude. 

That does not mean that I never wring my hands or gnash my teeth, because I am human and of course I do. 

I choose not to talk about religion or politics on my blog. I will leave that to others, but I am very spiritual and I am filled with gratitude for each breath that I have been given to breathe each day. It is my family and the simple things in life that I will remember at the end of my life. 

Yes, there have been many times when all I had to rely on was a leap of faith, but I have learned I can leap pretty far when I have to.



 

32 comments:

  1. I feel exactly the same way. In fact, I had that discussion with my Mom last night when she brought up all of the tough times I have experienced. I told her that I don't like to relive the past disappointments, but only like to embrace the blessings. We all have rough patches in life, and sometimes the road is bumpier for some than others. However, what is the point of bringing it up again. It only spoils the now. Keep taking those leaps of faith and you will not be sorry my friend.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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    1. I so agree, Susan. I love living in this moment and being grateful for it.

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  2. Amen and Amen. I don't do any politics on my blog either but I do put prayer requests out there. I figure each person has their own way of worshipping and praying and they can handle that end of it themselves.
    You are so right- Faith gets us through true adversity. xo Diana

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    1. I love that you do the prayer request, Diane. It just reinforces that you are a wonderful and caring person.

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  3. I feel like the last 2 years have been a huge leap of faith for me and we're still leaping.

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  4. I'm with you - no politics or religon. It's amazing how many people post their beliefs on FB.

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    1. I think that for for those blogs who identify themselves with certain religious or political beliefs, it is okay because we can choose to follow them or not. I just hate when I am suddenly blindsided by a hate filled spiel. For me I choose on the main to keep those beliefs to myself.

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  5. Being Canadian we are sometimes amazed at the things that are said in social media...apparently we are a little more reserved, [I'm making gentle fun of a stereotype here].

    We've made a few leaps ourselves lately...and thank goodness we believe that the ground is there on the other side.

    Jen

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    1. I love this response, Jen. As an American who grew up in Canada I think my Canadian friends probably get a kick out of me. Keep leaping. There will always be ground there.

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  6. Most of us blog to escape from the political climate and the stresses of the day. I find that my closest blog friends are those who are living life through the ups and downs, all the while, working, cooking, creating, caring, sharing and keeping the faith! Most of us have never met...but we truly care...and try to be present to lend support when a friend's faith suffers a little fracture now and then.
    (I hope this makes sense.)
    With Faith, Family and Friends we can make it through most anything.
    I just take one look at my grandchildren and troubles diminish!
    w/L


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    1. I agree. Blogging is a very personal experience.

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  7. Because of the changes Yahoo has made to my mail, I am having a problem identifying all of the comments on there. So, for the time being I will reply to them there and at some point I will hope to get the email issue resolved. Another leap of faith :)

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    1. I meant "here" not "there". That was pretty confusing.

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  8. What a great statement! So true and something I do myself. It's how I keep on going!

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  9. Politics and religion can always cause issues, in my experience with life. I try to stay away from that topic unless with family and extremely close friends, once in a while that is even taking a chance. This is a great post Laura, great meaning.

    Cynthia

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  10. Well done, Laura. See I told you . . . you are wise . . . have a wonderful weekend if I don't see you again before. Enjoy!!

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  11. I love this, Laura. It's so true in my own life, as well. What would we do without faith?

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  12. Laura, By the grace of our Lord, we are stronger with faith. Glad you are doing well and couting your blessings. xoxo,Susie

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  13. Yes, have gratitude each day and, as one of the commenters put it, embrace the blessings. Doing so gives us and everyone around us a lift, something we all need these days!

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  14. Gratitude is one of the most powerful instruments in life. It is a pity that we have to learn to be grateful and remind ourselves from time to time of the importance of gratitude. I welcome your decision to not discuss politics or religion and to keep this place mainly isnpirational because we all need some unbiased inspiration!

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  15. nice post, enjoy your Sunday.
    hugs!

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