The Secret Garden: Transformation and Recovery

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Good Day, God!

I was chatting with our Hawaii Kai librarian this morning and shared that I had read the Secret Garden over Christmas. She brightened and said what a timeless classic it was. I agreed and then I said “It’s a Transformational Book.

That’s a good word for it, God. The book does show how we can — after all our temper tantrums and fits — open ourselves to Your Transformational Power. In the book the characters referred to the Transformational Power as “magic” and “fresh air” and being “outdoors.” But, I give You the credit.

I love knowing that we CAN change. That knowledge opens the door to HOPE. And, it takes hope just to imagine there could be a better future. It takes hope — and a lot of hard work — to take even one small step forward.

This is close to my heart, God, because I, myself, am undergoing a transformation of sorts.  Or perhaps it is more of a “recovery.” Here’s an example. This morning in my jewelry making class I introduced myself to 3 of the new class members and one of my class member from last semester. Then I realized: Last semester I didn’t learn a single person’s name. YIKES! Talk about being on Overload!

Yet, I just didn’t realize HOW depleted I was. My Emotional Self was not just TIRED, she was grumpy, irritable and depressed. But, The Conscious Me wasn’t willing to hear any of that. So, now I’m recording a daily voice memo on my iPhone. I’m just talking about what’s going on inside me and around me. Then I play it back. Wow! I HEAR how I FEEL! I hear my full range of Emotional Tones — something I can’t do when I’m talking.

So, Thank You, God. Thank You for hearing me — and, now, thank You for helping me to hear myself. It’s a step!

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