“If you have one foot in the future and one in the past, you’re missing your life!”

Joy Silha

For your consideration….

Several years ago I was driving to work. Of course, I had left myself just enough time. Of course, I was irritated when I hit a traffic jam. Of course, I was thoroughly disgusted when I was rear ended by a van.

When the police came the put both myself and the van driver in the police car…me in front and him in back. The officer began questioning the van driver first. He was from Poland and had two other men in the van. They had been working all night laying carpet in a commercial building. In broken English he explained that the traffic stopped and he just “missed the moment.”

Needless to say both the officer and I busted out laughing. Suddenly the accident was the highlight of my day. The laughter turned it completely around. My car was my company car. I asked the officer not to issue a ticket to the gentleman. I wished him well, took a copy of the report and went on my merry way.

So why was I given this message today? The first is just that the moment can be less than idyllic….less than we want it to be. But we still need to deal with it now. We need to say or do what needs to be done or required in the moment and let it go.

The second part of the message is that what seems awful right now may turn out to be a blessing. If we study spirituality long enough, we realize that everything is a blessing. I don’t know about you but I have some work to do on that. I have a tendency to forget it.

But that is the HOPE. And so it is.


Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take……

-Meditate. Release what needs to be healed. Live this moment.

-Drink lots of water.

-Take in at least 10 deep breaths outdoors.

-Journal what you are grateful for.

-Journal your favorite moment of the day.


What made me smile yesterday……

-A great boat trip through the San Juan Islands in Washington with Bruce and Cathy. It was a long trip, about 6.5 hours. We met lots of great people. We did not see any whales. So that means that the next time we go out, we get to go for free. Wahoo.

-An argument with my Alex quickly cleared up.

-Dinner out in one of Alex’s favorite hangouts.

-Chilling and relaxing in with Alex and Cathy.

-As I was writing the blog yesterday a deer joined me coming through Alex’s yard. I had to laugh. He acted like he owned the place and was clearly on a mission.


Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris



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