I live alone with my preschooler in an off-grid cabin on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia.
"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Much frustration comes from putting self interest first. When I pray and feel it in my heart,"Thy will be done," God gifts me with perspective and a softened heart. Instead of harshness or self pity He shows me how to live beyond myself. If only it were easy to do this all of the time. I was cleaning a cabin with my daughter and I took this picture from the window. The trees on this bluff have a beauty I find appealing. They are defined by the wind. It is a raw, natural beauty gleaned from hardship. The winds in life offer me the capacity to elevate my soul to what truly matters. At the end of the day when my toddler sat on her potty unrolling an entire roll of toilet paper (a new privilege) and than trying to tear each into a two square piece leaves me with the choice of my perspective. How and what I say/do or what I don't say/do says everything about who I am inside. At the times when I am rooted in Him and living beyond myself than the choices I make will be beautiful. Sent from my iPhone