Ever do this? Just randomly open a book and point. My writers group assignment this week was ; Pick a Line from a Book and Write from There
So I grabbed the closest book to me, closed my eyes, (made a sign of the cross over it first, don’t know why I do this, think it’s a habit from childhood, symbolic gesture of letting the spirit within me have control) and I read in bold black; “The secret of success is you determine WHAT you want and leave the HOW to God” from Cause #11 by Leonard Rubino’s book Success and Happiness.
It was an interesting read about Over Caution and the author reiterates; when a person doesn’t take chances he usually ends up with “the crumbs of the deal”. Over caution is as bad as under-caution, both extremes and good to avoid. And then i think..
My thoughts drift, sipping on a class of red Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, a gift from a neighbor. He’s a sweet man, doesn’t know how to fix a thing, even when we lend out our drill or nail gun, he humbly would come back and ask “How do I use this?”.
If any of you readers know my husband, he will never take money from a friend or neighbor. This is what I love about him, genuine giver and helper of the community. If you meet him and your kind, you will become a friend forever. He reminds me of my daughters spouses; do anything for anyone in need. In Ontario, just about every weekend, friends meet, help to complete projects and end the day they sup together. And what do they do when no needs in the community? Yup, they play hard!
And then I sip in some more thoughts and tear up; why is it so difficult to leave the how to God? Yup, believe the answer is f e a r. And how does one alleviate themselves of such distraction, this false evidence?
Check this out, about fear vs anxiety
Stay kind, look the arseholes in the eye and smile. If they are treating you in a way that is unfair, untrue, or maybe threatening to take away something you worked eighty hours a week for? Know this, YOU are not the thief. Stay true to yourself..read the message and adhere to it in the twilight of hope, letting God launch you forth into the Promised Land.
Yup..SMILE, don’t evah let the “wants” in this life, steal the need God has seeded deep within you.