Not just Martin Luther King had a dream. Dreams are free and this concept stays in my mental back pocket 24/7. My dream to get the commercial part did not come true. Half the fun of the week was to dream that I got the part (that came with a ginormous paycheck) and to mentally donate, indulge, and spend all that money. When God closes a door he opens a window, well in this case, he cracked a window. I received a message from Empowered Peace, a blog that I follow, and “liked” on Facebook because of its inspiring spiritual messages. Unbeknownst to me, Empowered Peace held a drawing for $100 for those who "liked" it on Facebook. Guess who won? Me! It‘s my prize of the week!
The result of Balance Challenge #2?
Stepping out my comfort zone to be part of the Reader’s Theatre at church was a great experience. We practiced last night and I felt good going into it this morning, although clammy handed and a tad nervous. Because I stepped outta my comfort zone, I made new friends and feel stretched in a good way. I am well-balanced (for now) because I exited the comfort zone. Did you?
Riding a unicycle is like life. To be successful and enjoy the ride, they both require tremendous balance and focus. I sit up tall, shoulders back and imagine I am holding one of my young boys under each arm. My best-friend-techie-husband’s hand on my seat (hubba, hubba) to guide me, and my two wiener dogs running alongside, looking like double Dumbos. As I train to ride Blanche, my unicycle, in a half-marathon, I think how good God is as the breeze blows my brown hair, a big smile on my face. Come along for a thrilling one-wheel ride while I do my best to maintain balance... but keep an open mind, there is always something new to learn!