It was a really great, LONG weekend for most of us. However, in all that time, the rain just kept on coming down. It was really hard to get off a comfy pillow, with hot coffee, jammies, and something wonderful to watch or read! Maybe that was the point? Maybe the down time was allowable because the weather was not going to allow for much more than that. I think I will choose to look at it that way!
Today, we spent some time as a group learning to celebrate the positive. Our fearless leader, Dr. Thompson, showed us a video clip about a photographer for the National Geographic. The trick about getting all those wonderful pictures, he said, was to be open to it. Several awesome quotes, including this: "I won't see it until I believe it!" (Jones) The general message being that if we don't look for what is exciting, or even believe that we will find what is exciting, then we won't ever see it. However, if we believe we will BEFORE we see it, or experience it, then we WILL!
One more quote that struck home for me was, " Light doesn't have to trust to show itself." (Jones) Think about that for a minute. We are always looking for trusty footholds when climbing a rock, or to have a trusted friend tell us about something new before we try it for ourselves. We are insurance policyholders, in most aspects of our lives. We want to experience the excitement, but we want to know that it's okay, or safe, to do so! But think about the light, Jones says. Light doesn't ask if it's safe to come out. There is something to be said for behaving this way. Be like a light! Show yourself! Let others see you, with no shadows for protection. If you put yourself out there, and you mess up...well, then...CONGRATULATIONS!! The truth is that the answers are there. They will come, if you are open to seeing them.
So, LET THE SUN SHINE! What is exciting to you!? What is there to celebrate!? Let me know!!!
Jones, Dewitt. “Celebrate What’s Right With the World: The Film.” Celebrate What’s Right With the World. Celebrate What’s Right With the World, 1 Jan. 2015. Web. 7 Oct. 2015.
Jill D. Ray
As Big Al would say, The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.