Last night I posted to Facebook that my day had felt like a roller coaster ride:
“I’ve had one hell of a roller coaster ride day. I just can’t go into detail now because so much is still up in the air and everything has been changing like wildfire all day long. But I came home on cloud nine, then got some very discouraging news that could negatively affect everything. Too often this kind of thing drives me into a deep funk with the “Why do I even try?” sigh…
But this picture below came to my attention first thing.
So I’m not going to stop dreaming. My hope is still alive and I’m not going to stop believing. I’m at least trying to still have love in my heart even for those who I trusted and broke their word to me, and I’m sharing this with my friends because I still have them!
Would appreciate prayers and good wishes that all works out for my highest good!
Thanks and love,
The responses I received were both meaningful and heartwarming and I’m going to share some here for my other friends and readers that aren’t on Facebook:
One that really meant a lot and brought a chuckle at the same time:
“I truly believe if God protects and allows you to drive all over in a 36′ Motor Home with a tow car on back in His Holy protection, this too shall be handled and you will be blessed. Keep on moving down the highway, you are special! I’m so new to your story, but I do know you write about where you go and it is so helpful and beautifully written. When we started I had no idea what we were getting into! My husband had previous experience, but oh wow, I had a few anxiety attacks – You are my hero!”
Wow – as down as I can be on myself sometimes, I’m somebody’s hero!
But back to the roller coaster theme:
“Never give up never stop dreaming! That roller coaster ride might have you down but it always goes back up, so throw your hands in the air and enjoy the ride and keep hope of your dream and keep believing!!”
I liked Vi’s image of throwing my hands up in the air in enjoyment of the ride instead of in despair of the anticipated plunge, I had to go look up one of the first pages I did on Inspiration’s Journey about my trip to Cedar Point, Ohio: (Do I look terrified or excited?) A little of both was going on:
I wrote at the end of that page:
Since this whole adventure started, I have constantly been reminded how possible everything truly is. The hard part – but the only way to achieve the “impossible”- is just believing in the inherent truth of that simple statement: “everything and anything is possible….” As Albert Einstein said, “It is better to believe than to disbelieve; in so doing you bring everything to the realm of possibility.”
So I’m still believing that all things are possible, and that as Christine said:
Even in the middle of grey funk, if we believe and look for possibilities, and reframe the self language we feed ourselves….we can keep finding possibilities….baby steps are still steps that move us….
In looking for more inspiration about baby steps, I found this page: How Baby Steps Lead to Big Results.
“By taking steps so tiny that they seem ridiculous, you will easily flow past obstacles that have plagued you in the past. Reward yourself in small ways during the process. Remember, the baby steps are almost laughable…in fact, laugh all the way to the finish line! As Lao Tzu said, “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with one step.”
So baby steps and having fun riding roller coasters is my theme for the day.