Archive for April, 2012

Uncertainty

Wow, this is so me.

Our natural inclination is to be so precise—trying always to forecast accurately what will happen next—that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing. We think that we must reach some predetermined goal, but that is not the nature of the spiritual life. The nature of the spiritual life is that we are certain in our uncertainty. Consequently, we do not put down roots. Our common sense says, “Well, what if I were in that circumstance?” We cannot presume to see ourselves in any circumstance in which we have never been.

I don’t do well with uncertainty. I need to learn. I need to let go. This is so hard to do.

(And all of you should read My Utmost For His Highest. They’re short, but so thought-provoking and to the point, it’s brilliant!)

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April 29, 2012 at 8:23 pm Leave a comment

Today’s Wins

The most important thing I read today:
God will never lead you down a wrong path.
And that will always be a win. Amen.

April 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm Leave a comment

Surrender

Oswald Chambers’s talks about total surrender to God. So hard to do.

April 28, 2012 at 9:02 pm Leave a comment

Today’s Win

  • The Boy is warming up to preschool soccer. Sort of.
  • The Boy had lots of fun at a friend’s 2nd birthday party. We had a great time meeting up with our friends. The Seasame Street themed party was great!
  • The Boy knows how to put himself back to sleep (mostly) and I should try to ignore him more when he cries. 

April 28, 2012 at 8:55 pm Leave a comment

Daily Win

Today’s wins:

  • While a bit painful, I’m thankful that I’m able to get tests for my health. Yes, our healthcare systems isn’t perfect, but I still have more access to healthcare than the average American, for less money. It’s all about perspective.
  • I was able to add to and expand my resume with relative ease. Still some more work to be done to polish it up.
  • I have friends who are willing to help me with the resume writing process, and give useful feedback.

April 27, 2012 at 9:41 am Leave a comment

Today’s Win

Today’s Win:

  • Met with a recruiter, someone whom I’ve known for a while and have worked with in the past. He made me feel that my work future is much more brighter. Lots of work to do still and lots to think about, but I feel like I’m moving forward.
  • Got to meet Hubby for lunch again.

April 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm Leave a comment

FTW

I’ve been seeing the acronym “FTW” for a while on my Twitter feed, and wondered what that meant. While I’m sure people have come up with interesting meanings for this, FTW (for me anyways) stands for For The Win. Wikipedia defines it as:

(Internet, slang) Being the best; being great, awesome, amazing or spectacular; sure to succeed (used as a term of approval, like long live)

I would like to take this a little more literally, in that there was awesomeness that happened. Someone recently “accused” me of being negative, so, sitting a coffee shop, I decided to try adding a new daily post, aptly titled “Daily Win”.

The Daily Win is my way of focusing on what was positive or awesome that happened in my day. And I will try my best to not drag any Negativity into this exercise.

So without further ado, today’s Daily Win:

  • I got to hang out with my son, doing one of his all time favourite activities: riding the rails (aka riding on Skytrain).
  • I got to meet up with a co-worker from my former place of employment for lunch
  • I actually sat at a coffee shop and did absolutely nothing for 20 minutes but drink my hot chocolate. I didn’t even bother surfing on my phone, even though there was free Wi-Fi at the shop. I just was. (I get enough people nagging me to relax, so I took their advice)

 

April 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm Leave a comment

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