Last night I saw a client and old friend Jack Hanna. It’s my first time to not be behind the scenes for any artist or show. Was it hard? Not as much as I expected. He IS such a great guy, terrific father and husband, and that has not changed. It was actually a very endearing time for me.
Can’t even remember all the animals I’ve held, thanks to Jack and his assistants. Suzie (not Suzi, his wife!) has been with him longer than I’ve known him and she was with him last night, along with a few others, all new. If you’ve seen him on Letterman or James Cordon or any other shows, he just has that ‘it’ factor. Top that with his deep down kindness to all, well he IS one of the Good Guys! Read his books for great fun and to get to know him a bit. You won’t be disappointed.
How do we enjoy our past without looking back with envy for where we were, what we had? I’m not sure, but I plan to find out. Remember Lot’s wife? She looked back and she became a pillar of salt, frozen in time.
GotQuestions.org tells us The Hebrew for “pillar” refers to a garrison or a deputy, that is, something set to watch over something else. The image of Lot’s wife standing watch over the Dead Sea area—where to this day no life can exist—is a poignant reminder to us not to look back or turn back from the profession of faith we have made, but to follow Christ without hesitation and abide in His love (Luke 17:32).
Every.single.time. I do what is right God covers me. It may not be how I choose at the time but thankfully is revealed to me later on.
So, how do you move on? How do I move on? With no desire to be a pillar of salt, let’s explore this, shall we?
My next posts will be to explore moving on with you. Painful, but necessary.
- FACE your feelings.
- Acknowledge how important the times were.
- FACE why they are/were so important.
- SAY it out loud to a friend, someone who loved you then, loves you now.
- FORGIVE yourself.
- CHANGE your thinking.
- Change what you SAY, read, watch and discuss.
- Discover what you love most.
- Find your Center; your peace.
- What are you hungry for?
Look forward to your thoughts, and any ideas you can share about your journey to the center.