As 2022 closes and 2023 begins, I am filled with gratitude for the insights delivered on this 2022’s plateful of life challenges. This past year was filled with new learning for everyone as we all made sense of our new post-covid-ish world. There have been moments when I felt that crates of lemons were delivered to our doorstep, then low and behold lemonade was created. This blog will share how through faith I have remained steadfast in 1) compassionately seeking to understand 2) forgiving and 3) creating.
Multiple circumstances have unfolded this year that have been rather affronting. I will not share the intimate details of these situations, but I’ll speak in metaphor to say they were comparable to being doused with a bucket of ice and in one forum, publicly flogged. Initially, the hurt and shock experienced elicited desires to either freeze, fight or take flight. All of these three reactions are normal and natural, however not always productive or positive. To move forward I needed to go deep within and ask, “Do you have the faith that ultimately goodness, hope and love will prevail?”. I concluded, “Yes, but for this to happen it begins with me.”