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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Choosing

There's a place in the London Tube stations in between the train and the platform, where, if you miss a step and fall into it, you die.   Every few minutes 24 hours a day, this voice warns over and over again, "Mind the Gap".   

For me, the 'gap' is bitterness, cynicism and powerlessness. 

I want to be old and have laugh crinkles at the corners of eyes that still sparkle. 
I want my mouth to be permanently turned up, defying gravity and age. 
I want to love well, finish well, have compassion, be nurturing, be open hearted, hospitable, kind, tender hearted, good willed, sweet tempered, valiant, enthused, brave, courageous, fearless, bold, forgiving, merciful, graceful, resilient.  

"Minding the gap" isn't focusing on what not to do......it is being aware that there is potential harm and purposefully choosing the firm footing of either the train or the platform, which for me are faith and choice.  

I'm steppin' up and out, playing the movie forward ~ wanting to hear that, 'Well done, good and faithful servant" because I took my maker up on his offer of unlimited help and power......



(PS.  suttonblog inspired this post)  

5 comments:

Judy said...

I like your blog. I'll have to come back and read more.

KoverB said...

Thanks Judy! :)

Anonymous said...

"I want to love well, finish well, have compassion, be nurturing, be open hearted, hospitable, kind, tender hearted, good willed, sweet tempered, valiant, enthused, brave, courageous, fearless, bold, forgiving, merciful, graceful, resilient"
The Power of Prayer.
Your there my Love, Your there!!! Your Quote speaks of you. Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mr Loverby

Kandi said...

Kathleen....miss you~ I want to finish well....I want to grow old with grace and mercy ~ Good message!

KoverB said...

I miss you too, Kandi. Love you, hugs.