Sitting by Still Waters

Earth, Sky and Sea: breakfast at the Marina

Good Morning, God!

I wish I could get Kit to go with me and have breakfast on the Marina. It’s only $2.99 so perhaps I could entice him. (Kit is very generous, God, but he is a practical Scot, so value matters to him.) I sat and pondered that and then I just went and asked him and he said yes! (He did ask, though, “Does that include the coffee?)

Hmmm. I wonder how many things don’t happen because people don’t ask? I wonder how many opportunities go unnoticed . . . because they weren’t asked for.

Perhaps this “failure to ask” is related to “a tendency to blame others?” Too often, God, we fail to take personal responsibility. Sigh. It seems to me, God, that personal responsibility is a lot trickier than I used to think.

I am working at “taking care of myself” by which I mean getting enough sleep, taking my vitamins, exercising, praying, and spending time cleaning up after myself. Yes, I am still leaving a trail of detritus (read trash).

To care for myself in those ways I will have to resist running off to help others — resist helping with worthy things. This is not easy for me, God.

But, I am beginning to see that body fat and paper piles are different forms of the same thing. Both of them result from Misallocated Energy. Hmmm. Maybe that is why You tell us to BLESS, BLESS and DO NOT CURSE. Cursing is definitely a misallocation of energy. So is blaming, fault finding and demonizing others.

Praying for those we disagree with isn’t easy . . . but it is a very wise allocation of energy. Praying for them to be filled with Your Light and Love — brings us out of the Shadows and closer to Your Light and Love. . . . and that is the True Source of our energy. Thank You, God!

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