Thanking the Nemesis



Just watched ALONG CAME POLLY

with Ben Stiller and Jen Aniston



At the end, he thanks the man that had an affair with his wife

because he ended up with Jen.



I was touched by this.

Thanking the nemesis.

Thanking those people or situations that were hurt*filled at the time

but in retrospect, were the best thing for you.





There was a song by Garth Brooks that always stuck in my head



“Unanswered Prayers”



Just the other night at a hometown football game

My wife and I ran into my old high school flame

And as I introduced them the past came back to me

And I couldn’t help but think of the way things used to be



She was the one that I’d wanted for all times

And each night I’d spend prayin’ that God would make her mine

And if he’d only grant me this wish I wished back then

I’d never ask for anything again



Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers

Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs

That just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean he don’t care

Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers



She wasn’t quite the angel that I remembered in my dreams

And I could tell that time had changed me

In her eyes too it seemed

We tried to talk about the old days

There wasn’t much we could recall

I guess the Lord knows what he’s doin’ after all

And as she walked away and I looked at my wife

And then and there I thanked the good Lord

For the gifts in my life



Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers

Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs

That just because he may not answer doesn’t mean he don’t care

Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers



Some of God’s greatest gifts are all too often unanswered…

Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers



And they are… aren’t they?



Daily Guru ~ self discovery



When you are feeling overwhelmed on your spiritual journey, put the books down, stop the meditating and take a well earned break. Its OK, don’t worry about going backwards, because every yard gained on the journey is never lost. You can always pick up from where you left off from.

The spiritual journey is likened to a train trip. Every once in a while you can get off at a station along the way and explore the area. Then when you are ready, catch the next train and head off to the next destination.

Some people get off at a certain area and never get back on again; some people get back on and go the whole way. Its up to you.



Eventually the journey to God must be made, whether its in this lifetime or the next. Your ultimate journey of self discovery is inevitable.

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Gratefulness, happiness



For happiness is not what makes us grateful.

It is gratefulness that makes us happy.



– David Steindl-Rast

A Listening Heart

No judgements day

I proclaim FRIDAY

to be my non-judgement day!



Tomorrow I will try to stop negative assumptions that I make

and just



let



everything



and



everyone



~~~ be ~~~



just as they are.





Hurrah!



My thanks

to Zetts and Dan for the inspiration for this post

and to Charlie who’s holding my hand in this bloggy world

and to my boy who gives me the love i need to explore my dark bits