A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
I had a blog hiatus because I was walking (and I mean 25,000 steps of walking confirmed by my friends' techie watches), though
Washington DC over the 4th of July weekend. I can’t think of a better way to “be patriotic,” as my blog inspiration, Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little
Golden Book, suggests, than to visit DC. I have not been to DC in over twenty five (25)
years so seeing many of the monuments were new experiences and this time I went with new friends, thus experiencing a British
perspective on the federal district.
twin shoes on loan :)
Oh, I almost forgot to mention another first, THE
AIRLINE LOST MY LUGGAGE-thank goodness for same size friends.
There is something so special about visiting the capital,
the White House, and the presidential monuments of Lincoln and Washington. The grand steps lead up to Lincoln sitting on a throne towering
over DC. As I experienced the view looking down over the reflection pool to the Washington Monument, I thought about all
the change that has occurred in our country. This year was a year to remember because of the Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriages and I thought about the many other changes that have occurred prior. As in blog Day 120 Classic Movies, I reflected again on how life and attitudes
have evolved. Looking down, I thought about how change is inevitable and the manner in which we accept it leads to either a fulfilling or to a
Finally, there is something special when you visit the White House because
it belongs to all of us. I
love that there is protesting around it –it makes me feel free. I think the psychologist, Maslow would have agreed that being open to new ideas regardless of our view on them, is a good
way to reach self-actualization.
Captain Cannabis/the next hot issue
idea that we can protest makes me proud of this country even if I am
not sure about some of the issues that are being
protested- I am always comforted that protesting is occurring! Happy 4th of July!
Abraham experienced change by leaving everything that he knew on God's request.
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. (Hebrews 11:8)
It is clear, then, that God's promise to give the whole earth to Abraham and his descendants was not based on obedience to God's law, but on the new relationship with God that comes by faith (Romans 4:13)