Making miracles happen ... Haiti is just the tip of the iceberg. Organizations move into Haiti to bring in food but finding the place to store it, how to get it into the country, making the credit card companies not charge a fee so that all the monies donated actually go to the organizations they were supposed to go, getting a place to land the supplies and then the security on the ground are big issues that slow the process down. But what I want to write about is creating personal miracles for yourself. That's is just as difficult and logistic as the rescue of Haiti. And less well publicized. Oh sure, there are plenty of authors who tell you that miracles are there and they are right. We all are surrounded by them every day we wake up on the right side of the lawn. But beyond that how do you (or I for that matter) make a miracle of a plain grey day filled with self doubt and fear of the future.
I wish I had that answer. I would be a published author by now, I would have my dreams. But perhaps my dreams are not the ones for me. Perhaps my dreams are the steps I take along the way to get to my dreams. A thought for my own day.
And certainly it may well be that. Affirmations haven't worked for me, going to counselors hasn't help me either and certainly being laid off by my firm hasn't helped me do that either. Most of what I have read is popular pablum. Some authors say work on writing. Ok, I have done that. Some authors say identify the sort of person you are. Ok, I have done that. Some authors say to just make lists and then check them off. Ok, I have done that. None of it has worked for me.
What has worked is goes against what I have read. Whenever I really need to do something important, see a doctor, pay a bill, go to the post box near my house, I find my pathway to doing those chores is to unclutter and rearrange the furniture. In activity that is comforting and mindless, I find that interior space for solving problems my mind creates.
I am working on those issues. I hope to be able to find an answer on how to do that soon.
Until then, peace