It looks like the rainy season has begun. Seasoned Albanians (Oregon) tell me it will continue till June. That’s a lot of rain! Will see how I do – one rainy day at a time.
I am back to going to Toastmasters. Today was my third meeting since I dropped out several months ago to work on the parish book. This was the first time it wasn’t an absolute scary place to be. I even enjoyed it. I had to give an evaluation of a speaker and although I didn’t do wonderfully well, I was pleased at how much I improved since the last time. I did a lot of studying and watching some YouTube videos on how to do it. Paid off. I need to keep studying though because it was still shaky but at least it wasn’t a total bomb as it was three weeks ago!
On Tuesday evenings now I meet with my sponsor and we work on the 12 steps and discuss life in general. I feel very blessed to have a good sponsor we are becoming good friends. It took me a long time to find one – but in God’s time, I found the one meant for me!
My sponsor lent me a book to read called, “Life’s Lessons,” by Elisabeth Kubler Ross and David Kessler. I have only read a few pages in it but it is wonderful what I read so far. I don’t have anyone dying right now in my life (thank you, Jesus) but it’s not about dying which is what I think about when I think of Elisabeth Kubler Ross but about living. Here is a small paragraph that might give you a hint of the book.
“Deep inside all of us, we know there is someone we were meant to be. And we can feel when we’re becoming that person. The reverse is also true. We know when something’s off and we’re not the person we were meant to be.”
I have to share something funny about Buddy. As you can see he is sort of sunk into this chair. The thing is as the night proceeds he sinks lower and lower into the cushion of the chair till finally it will engulf him all together and either the cushion will fall over or he will fall in between. Going, going, gone.