Re: June 28th
What a beautiful day! I’m sitting outside on a small deck off of the “treehouse” that we’ve rented for a few days here in Greenbrier, Tennessee. The area where I am writing from is lifted about 20 feet or so from the ground. I like being perched up here in trees. It feels like I belong. Right where the birds play.
Looking out, I’m surrounded by woods. Looking up, I can see the blue sky and the sun peeking through the canopy of tree branches. The wind is blowing gently, and the birds are chatting away. I can’t help but to be grateful for everything that has led me here.
In this moment, I am taking the opportunity to recognize who I am. Who I’ve always been. The me that’s been lost at sea. I’m not only recognizing it, but finally appreciating it. Finally owning it.
I feel like today things are different than yesterday. Even though it’s just a day, I am changed. People often ask you on your birthday if you feel older and wiser, and I never do. But today, even though it is not my birthday, I feel like I’ve grown immensely. It wasn’t overnight, but it happened, and it’s still happening.
Re- it originates from Latin. Most of the time, the prefix is used to describe a repetitive action. Some might describe it as moving backwards. I’d prefer to think of it as a circle, moving forward to find your way back, back to where you started.
Re: Recover, Redirect, Reorganize, Rebuild, Reunite — This is what the past eight years have been for me.
We all have it in us. The part of us that is innocent and untainted by the cruel world. I’ve heard people refer to it as our inner child. Any way you wish to describe it, it’s pure love. It’s inherent. You might lose focus of it, but it’s never far and never gone. Just waiting for you to rediscover it, in its glory, as it sits patiently waiting for your return. Maybe this is our purpose?
The storms may be difficult to weather. It’s hard not to lose faith.
But if you keep moving, keep growing, keep trusting, you’ll find your way back home.
You’ll find peace again.