Just a quick update - separated from my job in June - not such a great suprise, a little shocking, but alas I am able to continue working with a great company and travel.
The first few months of 2010 proved to be full of disappointment, some self inflicted others not. But having crossed over with new focus, determination and financial health - I am thankful. Thankful for all those situations, and circumstances that lead me to this point.
Its so easy to get caught up in the moment, in the details, losing faith even, to know it all works out, it all makes sense at the end of the day, week, month, year - when it didn't make sense in the begining. It reminds me of the story of being lost in the wildnerness - if only those people could have risen up above the trees revealing the way out, a clearing... a place that represented peace...but they had to go through it... you know?
Over the past few flights, some very long,I took time to look outside as we flew up into the clouds above all the hustle and bustle down below and how peaceful it was. It's beautiful up there..its hard to imagine below it all wars are waged, people are dieing, suicide is being committed, divorces are happening, terminal diagnosis are being handed out and corruption seems to be spreading like a plague creeping across the planet. But I also realized, there were babies being born, marriages were taking place, reunions were happening, reconcilation and somewhere over the vast land, someone was sitting on their front porch having nice conversation over a glass of ice tea - fellowship. People were falling in love. How small can you feel, but then how important to know this was all ours, our planet - for us.
I am thankful.