A Fresh Start

Posted by Sooz on Sunday, May 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

Our guest writer this week is Tiffany. Tiffany is a young mother who was looking for an opportunity to begin something good. Here are her thoughts…

As I write this I am sitting in the sun enjoying my favorite late afternoon drink of choice – a single non-fat latte. I’ve been given a small (or some might say large) gift of a day to myself. I have three boys, ages 10, 4 and 1 and days to yourself don’t come nearly as often as you need them. Many times on these days I run errands, go to the grocery, go to my bible study, catch up on laundry, etc. Today I decided to rest. For me that looks like a trip to the dentist office, lunch with my longest and dearest (can’t say oldest because we are reaching the age where that joke just isn’t funny anymore) friend, a haircut and writing about goodness.

Meri Lee Taylor, one of the lovely ladies that started this Society, hosted a party recently in her gorgeous back yard. It was a beautiful, sunny and warm day and we all enjoyed good food, good wine and great fellowship. I mentioned in passing that I love writing and wanted to write more (or “at all”) one day but just never seem to have the time. All I do is think about writing instead of doing it. A few days later I received an email request for a short piece for this blog. That was goodness.

This is the week that Osama Bin Laden was killed. A historic week and one that feels surreal in it’s “realness.” This man who was so full of the opposite of goodness and who we’ve been trying to catch for 10 years is captured, dead, no longer threatening all that is good in the world. It’s also the same week, if you start your week on Fridays as I choose to do, that I watched the wedding of Prince William and Princess Katherine and had the privilege of witnessing another historical event that wasn’t violent or tragic but was instead full of goodness, grace, ritual and beauty. What an amazing contrast. Although I am relieved and happy for the families of each and every one of Osama Bin Laden’s victims I am choosing to revel in the beauty of goodness and reflect on the hope of a new marriage and a new beginning and the possibility of writing new, or old, thoughts. Thank you, Society Ladies, for this fresh start.

A “Good” Idea :

Are you wishing for a new beginning? How can you take the first step, or how can you help someone else fulfill their dream?

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