Water Over the Falls, One Foot in Front of the Other
Choose daily to expand, open and receive new thoughts and perspectives. Rather than looking for proof that you are right or searching for evidence to support your own view, look at it from someone else’s perspective to deepen the narrative. Expand and connect, fostering empathy and understanding.
Podcasts have led me to new authors, ideas and insights. One of my new favorites is author Kate Bowler who was on the On Being podcast hosted by Krista Tippett. Honest, raw and celebrating both the messiness and beauty of being human. May you accept, embrace and hold all that is necessary, finding delight and ease in ordinary days. Anchored in our shared journey, assured that you are not alone.
Open the windows and let fresh air and blessings in. One foot in front of the other.
a blessing for when you just need to put one foot in front of the other by Kate Bowler
“oh God, the thought of trying for a new and improved me just makes me tired.
I am barely getting anywhere,
so draw me closer to a different vision,
one that sees that I don’t need perfection —
I need love.
I need freed from the expectation that life should always be better.
the every day stressors—the bills, the pressure, the dependents,
the existential fears about the future and the worries of right now.
I am threadbare.
blessed are we, remembering that the world is not ours to shoulder alone.
help us put one foot in front of the other
as best we can.
God, today, give us strength to go on,
give us hope to see a future,
give us joy to make it not simply bearable…