Part 2 from last night’s post, so go back to yesterday to get caught up before reading.
2. These stairs not only make me teary eyed and grateful but they changed me as well. Long ago i made the goal that anytime I had a good thought I’d act on it right away. So if I ran upstairs to get something and had the thought to text someone, or get meat out for dinner or even just saw a pencil and thought i should grab it and put it away that no matter what, I’d stop and do just that immediately. It was so hard in the beginning because I’d often say, ok I’ll just run to the bathroom or finish such and such and then do that next but what happened was always the same, within 2 minutes I’d forgotten. 🤷🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️I had Long heard speakers at church talk about how we need to learn to listen better and recognize the voice of our Heavenly Father and often that meant acting on little feelings. 🙏 We believe that not only can you pray but that you can receive answers and direction in life. The key is being able to recognize how we receive answers like, a good thought that comes to our mind (have you ever had someone on your mind, texted them and found out they needed to hear from you) peace or love filling you in such a quiet way you can’t describe it but you also can’t deny it? 🙂Well life is busy and sometimes I’d feel like I wasn’t feeling anything at all so I started this habit. Often things would hit me just as I ran up or down this flight of stairs, so I’d turn back around and go complete that task. I’m telling you, I am a different person. I feel peace so much more often, get more done in a day and remember more things but most of all I’ve witnessed miracles in the last year that couldn’t have happened had I not been practicing listening to the little things so i could hear the bigger things. Every time I see these stairs I remember that promise to myself and I feel more determined to keep doing it. It’s changing me forever.
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We’ve added one more day of free meals for all evacuees, first responders, Cottage Hospital workers, Caltrans workers, and press through today, Tuesday, January 16th from noon to 8 pm. Having listened to the stories from those rescued, to those who rescued them, and from those who have suffered unimaginable losses ~ we are truly humbled and honored that you have shared your experiences with us. 🙏 There is still a long road ahead for our community and its effects will be long lasting; however, we as a community are now stronger than ever. And one of the most important takeaways is to be there for those affected; let them know there is support and there are people here to listen. Having listened to these stories ourselves, we would like to point out one of our community’s most treasured assets - Hospice of Santa Barbara. For those unaware of this non-profit, they provide free professional counseling to those grieving or impacted by a serious illness. They have opened their doors this week from 9 am to 5 pm through January 19th to provide a free Community Gathering Space with professional counselors to talk about your experience regarding our community’s natural disaster. If you haven’t been affected but want to help, please donate what you can to this wonderful organization. It is people like you and organizations like them who make our community an incredible place to work and live.
It’s amazing the voices you hear in the heat of the battle! Here I’m in one of the biggest matches of my life, 1988 Olympic trials vs 1984 Olympic Champ and legendary Dave Schultz. When i get in a position that wasn’t mine or fav to me Old man Lee Roy Smith (John’s dad) yells from the stands “get outta there Boo” and i promptly responded!lol that’s focus and being very aware of the voices!😆 He probably knows a lil bout wrestling! #listen#studentofwrestling#respond#winnerswin#americansuccessstory