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Feeling Supported

Just a Thought:  Actually more than one, three.

1.  Yoga Update.  In a difficult pose during the last class, the instructor suggested that if anyone was having trouble holding the pose, they should use a block (a solid rectangle about 6×8 inches). Her next comment recommending a block if you cannot hold a restful pose without pain (a stretch is fine, but no pain), “There is no rest without feeling support.” Wow, that fits our spiritual, emotional, and physical lives.  We will not get “rest,” I’ll add hope, without “feeling support.”  Where does our support come from? A partial list:  God, family, friends, the church.  If you are needing support, no matter the area of life, I’d start with the “partial list.”  As we would say in seminary, “That’ll preach!”

2. I went to a Buddy Guy concert in Fayetteville last night.  I was invested in the show with money, time, and effort.  But I got engaged when Guy came out into the audience and I picked up 5-year-old Adriella (who was sitting in front of me) so she could see the blues legend up close.  The concert became even “mo betta” when I engaged.  Sometimes … sometimes … we invest, but are we engaged?  

3.  Memorial Day is looming and it AIN’T just about the beginning of summer, wearing white shoes, picnics, or a long week-end.  It’s about men and women making the “ultimate sacrifice.”  How about some quotes.  A Republican, Democrat, and (probably) an Independent:

  • Pres. George W. Bush — “Each of the patriots whom we remember on this day was first a beloved son or daughter, a brother or sister, or a spouse, friend, and neighbor.”
  • Pres. Bill Clinton — “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”
  • Mark Twain — “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”  Amen Bro. Twain.

I’m going to go to Fayetteville and the National Cemetery to pay my respects tomorrow or Friday.  May walk at Elm Springs Cemetery too.

 

Be blessed,
Dixon