Saturday, May 31, 2014

As Sure As the Sun Will Shine

Another day...another month ends...

As the hours count down to the month of June, let us recount the highs and lows of May, release our fears and anxieties and learn the lessons that came with it. 

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Doors may have closed, friendships and relationships may have changed or ended...people come in and out of our lives, but know that the "will of God will never take you where the grace of God cannot protect you." 

A friend sent the above whatsapp message to me randomly at a time when I needed it the most and I knew instantly that God sends His angels in human form at all the right times. As much as you think the last experience was the pinnacle of your success and happiness, as sure as the sun will shine again, new doors will open and new friendships and relationships forged. 

Many wonderful things are happening in our lives if only we take the time to be fully present for all the magical moments and opportunities that present themselves. It may be simply being guided to open and click on an email you regarded as junk or non-essential. I am subscribed to all sorts of mailing lists for video blogs, webinars and newsletters that flood my inboxes every day, but sometimes I get an urgency to open one over the other on a particular day and my impulse is usually right each and every time. That email could be just what I needed to read to pull me out of a rut or provide an idea or lead I need in order to get me to the next level or step in my journey. You never know. Remain open to all that the world has to will be thankful for listening to that inner voice in the end.

In the same vein, I have been so guided and I am now elected to serve on the Executive Board of a non-profit association of which I am a member. I followed an impulse to apply and in less than two weeks I got a call from the Vice President and subsequently attended the AGM. The rest as they say is history. It was a memorable occasion and it all happened so fast...I am still taking it all in. I am very happy to embrace this new opportunity with my new colleagues who are quite warm, erudite and welcoming. There are a lot of activities and events planned of which I am a part and I look forward to serving the membership with keen interest and engagement.

Call me overly nostalgic and emotional, but sometimes I don't realize the intensity of my emotions in the present moment and experience a delayed response. It is such a great pleasure to reconnect with people who you haven't spoken to in a long time and to know that the connection is still there. Voice contact is so much different from email and social media, we sometimes take it for granted. Tonight I was speaking to one of my former bosses and it was refreshing to laugh, talk, share and reminisce about old times in real time. She even gave me some good business advice! 

So a chapter in your life may end, but can be re-invented and endure beyond that season. I also remembered how happy I felt when many of my old colleagues gave up their entire Saturday to show support at my workshop (and book launch years before)...some things are priceless and you will never forget. I speak about this in depth in my second book. Speaking of which, I have finally completed my book proposal at 5 a.m. this morning, so off it goes to the publisher on Monday! This is step one...hoping that I am lucky the first time around and I have to hunt no further. My blog have been generating many hits for the past few days and I am so grateful for the new and returning visitors...please enjoy your stay, come back often and tell a family member, friend or two or three! 

I was sharing some sentiments as never before with my old boss and told her that I don't feel fulfilled if I am not making a difference in people's lives. I guess that's why at a certain point I was so unhappy in that capacity as I felt underutilized, not being able to share and exhibit all of my gifts. I told her that only when I left the organization on my last day and was clearing out my inbox and read all the old emails I kept in a special folder, did I realize that I did indeed have an impact on the staff in whatever small way...It was a very moving experience. But I am very happy now with the choices I have made since then as I was allowed to grow and develop into the person I am now...still learning every day. Now is my time to spread my wings and do what I was created for...I have a good feeling about the next few months...

As we say goodbye to fond memories let us release our intentions with faith that it will one day come to fruition. Until then, be blessed, stay blessed and bless others with your unique gifts...June here we come!

Please join me on my journey and stay tuned to this space...

Thanks for reading.

Peace, Love & Blessings!

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