Good morning, everyone! I’m so, so glad to be here again! Once again, I must ask your indulgence: My blogging legs are kind of wobbly, and I’m trying to gain traction again with WITNESS. I’m feeling a bit awkward after so much time away from both, so I’ll appreciate any insights or suggestions you’re wiling to offer.
It’s been a frazzling few weeks, I won’t lie. But as with Felix and his Magic Bag of Tricks, I’ve collected a handful of routines that help keep me relatively sane. First, my fitness plan. I’ve made it to the gym several times a week, and I’ve enjoyed an occasional yoga classes, plus horseback riding lessons. FUN! I’m also feeding myself well. It’s no secret that I’m not superwoman. This stuff comes easier for some. But when I falter, I pick myself up and try again. No judgment, just a compassionate reminder to myself that good nutrition (along with regular exercise) helps fuel everything else.
Equally important (at least for me): I’ve not let go of my voice lessons. They helped me stay centered –mind, body, and spirit–even when situations (and people) throw me off-kilter. Again and again, I’m reminded of the power that comes of using one’s voice….the inward strength (peace!) that comes of making a joyful noise, even when the world filled with cacaphonous, ear-splitting noises.
I’ll let Stevie Wonder play me off the LJ stage today, with a soulful rendition of HIGHER GROUND…the song I’m working on now. It harkens me back to Thomas Whitfield’s HIGHER GROUND, a prayerful hymn I loved singing as a child. Then, as now, it lifts my spirits.