i have come to realize the power of a deliberate imagination.
it started over three years ago when ceej and i started to suspect
that his company might be moving to our dream location at
the foot of our mountains...
initially we didn't want to get our hopes up.
but, then, i decided it was all about getting our hopes up
and imagining our dream scenario at that point in our lives.
i let myself get giddy. i imagined the long-awaited announcement.
it was fun. i was happy. and, yes, it was also lucky.
here we are living at the foot of our mountains, and i got to enjoy
the entire process--avoiding my habit of worry.
and so i learned. thinking, imagining, and letting my mind wander
to all the possibilities was not only fun, but it made my actions
ceej and i are once again in a place that requires a big and positive imagination.
we're starting a business, we're house-hunting, we're making career decisions.
and we're having fun with it. we're imagining what we want,
and then we act. deliberate.
i find that prayer, meditation, list-making, talking late into the night with ceej,
and talking to a dear friend on the phone
are all so common--because these are all ways that allow me to be more
mindful of what i'm feeling, thinking, and doing.
imagination. mindfullness. deliberate thoughts and actions.
i'm also finding that the more convinced that "i think i can"
the more convinced others are that i can--and the support,
the encouragement, and the help comes flooding in.
it's good to be here. in all this imaginative bliss.
because i can.
this i believe.