Going My Way?
I haven’t blogged for a while…I guess I have been a bit numb. A new year, a new president and administration, a new bachelor…just teasing about the last one. I do not watch the bachelor, the previews are torture enough.
Like a lot of people, I am stunned by the outcome of the election. It did not go the way I thought it would. But that said, I am hopeful and in all seriousness, I am praying that the new leader of the free world does a great and just job.
There are a lot of things in my life that have not gone the way I thought I wanted, or assumed would happen. I thought I’d be married to the same man forever, that we’d own a great house and have kids and grandkids and host Sunday afternoon dinners. We’d be successful and take a nice vacation every year…we’d go to church or meditation group on Sundays and have an active social life with friends we adored.
The reality is I am single at sixty by choice. I rent a fabulous apartment that I love. I do have great friends that I adore and I do a lot of non-profit service work, which fills my heart and soul. I have traveled much of the world and learned a great deal in the process. I have had my dream jobs of being a television host, a newspaper columnist and a published author. I feel respected and loved in my community. The truth is as Mark Victor Hansen said, “God knows where the gold is.” And Oprah said, “God can dream a bigger dream for your life, than you thought possible.” I could not have imagined the life I now live when I was in my 20’s. And I have never been happier than I am today.
Someone said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plan.” Making people laugh is one of my favorite things to do in this world and laughing is a close second. I don’t actually think of God as a “he” but I love the concept that the creative force of all that is, is made of joy and bliss, of love and kindness and compassion, especially for those of us who think we know what we want!
We have to have a plan, a goal…we have to get out of bed in the morning with a purpose…I guess the trick is to not be surprised when we encounter a detour; it could lead to the best thing that ever happened in our lives so far!
Here’s wishing you a fabulous 2017.