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when "for good" doesn't feel so good

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Sometimes we lose our closest friends, the people who mean the most to us. Sometimes the loss is but for a season and sometimes it is for good. That phrase "for good" bothers me. Why is losing someone "for good"? How can it be? But, as I dig deeper into my spiritual life, I see that perhaps there is a bigger truth to "for good". Yes, my dear friend is gone. She was actually more than a dear friend. She was family. She had been in my life for close to five years. I met her at a meeting for my oldest son when he was in Kindergarten. She immediately struck me with her sense of wit. I attribute her with wit because she was the only one at the table who laughed at my joke. I have a very dry sense of humor. It can offend some people. But, those who get me often find that their belly aches from so much laughter. We became fast friends. I was very deliberate in how I courted her friendship. I thought she was a definite catch and didn't want her to get aw…

Late to Bed, Early to Rise

Seems to make no difference what time I hit the sheets. My eyes still open every morning between 5:30 and 6AM, without fail. I'm learning to see this as a good thing. There is an old axiom: early bird gets the worm. I actually stopped eating worms sometime during the 6th grade but catching a few might be nice for my turtle, Geronimo. Lately, I've been posting some thoughts on FB and there are days where I feel as if I could write a lot more than I actually do. Some friends suggested I go back to my blog and let my hair down. Well, my hair is down this morning. I see that I have been grossly negligent here. 2012? Wow, so much has happened since then. I am not the type of person to back track and get caught up. So, I will go forward from here and do my best to stay current. I am still getting the whole schedule thing down.  Seems lately that I am stuck in this part-time-phase: part time consultant, part time house cleaner, part time gardener, part time artist, part time sports e…