October 8

I walked along the edge of a cliff today and it was difficult to let go of my fear of falling—in fact, I was not successful. But a part of me was able to set it aside and focus on the beauty surrounding me. I can see that a part of letting go involves living in the present and being exactly where I am, not anticipating the horrors of what might come.

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October 9

The thrill of seeing a great blue heron successful in its hunt, an otter sliding into the sea, the rising moon glowing red above the trees, a large eyed baby seal clinging to a rock and clean and silent ocean breezes caressing as I drift, secure in the knowledge of the great love that holds us: all are here to remind me of the value of letting go and letting God show me the wonders all around. When I let go of my willfulness and accept what comes my way—every day, at all times—I will be able to give thanks that I have been given the ears and eyes and the heart to realize and accept the wonder available to all.

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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2 Responses to

  1. Barbara Husereau says:

    It seems I spend my life learning to let go. Perhaps that is my life’s goal so that when I come to the moment of death, I will leap into the arms of Jesus unafraid & full of joy!

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