Weâ€™re entering another deep freeze here in Chicagoland, which is perfect for holing up. This week I am doing a writerâ€™s retreat in my own town, since the unpredictable weather had me leery of driving up to the White Pines.
I am looking forward to focusing on my September plans which were derailed by Harvey. While the trauma and drama of this weather event was uninvited, I also saw a lot of good come out of it, and am grateful I had the time and means to assist my family in the aftermath.
My heart goes out to those who dealt with devastating events, and I am well aware that while â€˜the newsâ€™ moves on to current headlines, the impact of one day or one week in time has repercussions that continue to ripple.
I wish strength and comfort and faith to those still struggling to recover from their personal devastation.
Meanwhile, I strive to focus on the positive, and will continue to do so. There is a lot to be grateful for.
So live joyfully, find the good in life, and know that you have an impact beyond your own perception. You are in this world to brighten someone elseâ€™s life, and whatever you feel called to do is indeed your purpose here.
Hereâ€™s to a fresh start in 2018, and a continuation of all the good you are striving toward. Keep on keeping on. The universe will make a way for you to achieve your dreams.