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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Walking New Paths

I had a long and fruitful meeting today with friends; some of us have been meeting monthly for the last twenty-two years. One said today that she had decided to celebrate her 70th birthday by giving herself a gift of doing 70 things that she had never done before! I thought that is a wonderful idea and I am beginning today to try to experience 80 new things before my 80th birthday next May. The trick is to reflect each day on what is really new and write it down.

The picture has a garden with paths; we all are on the path to sanctity and each is so different. One must respect the path of each and yet travel one's own path in great freedom. My path leads me into the Heart of Christ.


Denise said...

What a great idea to track new things as a part of a major celebration! And the picture is beautiful too. Did you take it?

Helen said...

Dear Denise,
Alas, I have no camera and use images from Google for my blog. I do think a picture is often worth a thousand words. And, as I am reflecting on today, what a gift that we can recall pictures in our minds. I am thinking of the paths through the woods at Eastern Point retreat house and do think that we are helped by memories of sacred places. Thanks for writing.