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Scratching the Itch

©Jane Chesebrough

Today was a day of gathering with my co-workers for a very intense workshop on grieving  because the home where we work is being sold and we are all losing our jobs. The  residents will lose their home that some have lived in for more than two decades. The sisters who have run this home with Love and Compassion  are retiring.Our family here is being torn apart. Many endings. Confusion. Pain.Uncertainty. Anger.Sadness.

 And yet in the midst of all this , there is faith. Faith that it will all work out for the highest good of all. Faith that the women wil get the homes that are best for them. I also received a job offer today(nice birthday present-yes it’s my birthday) which will start in another month or so and I accepted.

In closing our session todayI picked two words from a pile that represent the gifts that spirit will give me:Fortitude and Perseverence.Right away I thought of what is ahead: not just endings but new adventures. And I thought of how important it is to me to respond to  my  heartsong, that urge from within that calls me to be creative. Scratching the itch.

Spring is coming with it’s promise of new beginnings and abundant life. I am a little sad, a lot tired but excited and want to wish my blogger friends many blessings in your lives as we all journey forward – you are so inspiring. Keep scratching your itches.  🙂 

 

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12 responses

  1. Happy birthday! And congratulations on the new job.

    March 28, 2012 at 2:59 am

    • Thanks Debglad that is over trying to concentrate on my photo course now. 🙂

      March 29, 2012 at 11:52 pm

  2. So nicely put. Congrats on the job and the new adventure in front of you.

    March 28, 2012 at 4:03 am

    • Thanks. now that I got that done going to focus on the photo course for the moment.

      March 29, 2012 at 11:53 pm

  3. Congratulations on your new position and Happiest of Birthdays!! Believing things will work out…and actually doing something about it is the key!

    March 28, 2012 at 7:02 am

  4. What a photo! Happy birthday, although I am delayed with it.

    March 30, 2012 at 12:10 am

    • Thank you and happy trails to you.

      March 30, 2012 at 1:44 pm

  5. Northern Narratives

    Happy Birthday and hope you have a wonderful year 🙂

    March 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

    • Thank you yes it will be wonderful

      March 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm

  6. fivereflections

    as, ever you have an eye of composition, light, shadows, and color…

    Happy Birthday – I’m March born too 🙂

    David in Maine USA

    April 2, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    • Well happy birthday to you too, David. Wish you a joyful year ahead.And thank you for the compliment.

      April 2, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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