I’m a day late for my sunrise Thanksgiving Trek.
The silence of the woods on a cold fall morning and the crunching sonata of frozen dirt are great mind-clearing therapy. Quiet reflection in a beautiful cathedral spotlights the true value in life, and my thoughts shift to a rehearsal of my blessings. God is so good and I have so much, like being healthy enough to hike and having the woods to enjoy.
On last year’s Thanksgiving trek I pondered my future and finalized a decision to leave engineering after 30+ years. The last 12 months have passed in a blur as I pursue my passion to write. I have so much to learn and I see so many possibilities. Those closest to me have commented on the positive change in me, and my blood pressure readings confirm I’m on the right track.
The Winter 2013-2104 edition of the Christian Quarterly magazine was released today, another reason for me to give thanks. My article, 7 Steps to Make Mid-Life a Beginning, appears on page 11.