The Midnight Editor has gotten me up this morning. This is the first time in a while that I have been compelled to get up and write like a crazy person. You know you have to write when you lay in bed and begin composing even after you have put a note on piece of paper in the bathroom. When I awoke at 4:30 am I could not put my hand on my bathroom note pad so I grabbed my pencil and wrote it on my calendar.
Ever since FlyLady started the God Breezes have always filled my sails and the words just poured out of me. Lately I have been struggling with my passion for writing. As it says in Ecclesiastes; there is nothing new under the sun. I love that!
This tells me that I need to get back to my own set of basics for my life’s mission. Those simple habits include: Shining my sink, getting dressed to lace up shoes, doing a small before bed routine and quick morning routine. I can turn each of these habits into an analogy that brings back the passion in my life.
It all starts with shining your sink. For many of us shining our sink has become so automatic that we hardly realize we are even doing it. For me and my passion for helping each of you; my sink is my attitude for gratitude. Being able to recognize that blessings abound and that when I am grateful the words flow; this was the thought that got me out of my warm bed this morning.
Blessings come in many forms. Sometimes they are just too much drama, other times they are unanswered prayers, and the hardest ones are the most painful; changes that are forced on us.
None of us like change. This is why we rebel. If we will learn to go with the flow instead of fight the rip tide; we will be survivors. Drama is one of those unnatural attributes that pull us away from our purpose. I hate drama! When drama appears in my life I am learning to recognize it for what it really is; a direction change. It is God giving me a sign that I am headed in the wrong direction. I am so thankful for all the drama that has been in my life the last few months.
Every trial and trouble is God’s way of giving my life a new direction. When I am thankful for even the tough times, the God Breezes blow me the right direction. Even before FlyLady started every job I ever had prepared me for my life’s work. I had always felt so lost because I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was good at anything I set my mind to do. I just never had a clear view of the what my passion was till God gave me you!
Flybabies are who I live for! Helping you to find peace through your own routines is my life’s mission. I thank God every day for each of you. This past week I went through my boxes of newspaper clippings and magazine articles. Each article I picked up reminded me of the FlyBaby who sparked the story: From Time Magazine to Woman’s Day. The most important part of the boxes of memorabilia were the personal letters from you in your hand writing. I could see your face as I held the letter. Some of them were several pages long. This got me to thinking. I miss seeing you in person.
So part of the Midnight Editor Epiphany was that I needed to hand it over to you. What I wrote on the top of my calendar in the dark was “Call Out FlyBabies”.
Last year, Michele and I visited the National Shrine of Saint Therese in Illinois on our way to Fort McCoy. I prayed for all of the FlyBabies. I asked for prayers to protect you from the impatience that comes with perfectionism. I will have more on this when I get home from our pilgrimage. I can’t wait to write about our experience. A precious lady name Fran gave me her Rosary. Needless to say the God Breezes were blowing.
My personal goal is to travel at least once a month to an event some place to see you. My purpose in doing this is to help more people find the peace that I have found. It is because of you that every story in those boxes was written. All I need to do is listen to the Midnight Editor and Call Out the FlyBabies.
So here I go. Please help me to get my message out into the world. Tell a friend. If you know of some group that needs a speaker for an event then share my website with them. Submit an idea for a story to your favorite magazine, talk show, or blog. I know that 2017 is going to be the best year ever for releasing the stress in the lives of FlyBabies around the world. Thank you so much for being my go to friend.
Send an email to MEDIA-Requests@flylady.net. Please put MEDIA INQUIRY in the subject line if you have an event that you would love for me to be a part of.
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