Living in the Mystery Message 01/08/12 from Melody
December 13, 2016
Check out Something to Think About — If You’re Brave, the most recent post to Living in the Mystery at www.MelodyBeattie.com/blog. A guest blogger wrote the important story.
When I clicked the link to the guest blog in an e-mail at 5:30 this (Sunday) morning, what I read jump-started my heart. I didn’t need coffee. It’s a reminder of something I forget: When fully lived, each moment becomes a miracle and a gift.
“When one door closed, another one opened. Or at least a window did,” a friend wrote to me yesterday. Her real questions — the subtext — showed in bold print even though she didn’t type them: When and why did that stop happening?
The big secret? Sometimes we stand, walk, crawl through (or sit in) that dark corridor for longer that we thought possible until the first glimmers of light appear. Then we hope that it’s sunshine and not headlamps from a train we didn’t see coming. It may take ten times longer than we thought is should, but eventually a door will open.
As they say in a group I belong too, “More shall be revealed.”
To get to the post, click the link above or on Blog in the column on the left side of this page. See you there later.
January 8, 2012
About the author
In addiction and recovery circles, Melody Beattie is a household name. She is the best-selling author of numerous books.
One of Melody's more recent titles is The Grief Club, which was published in 2006. This inspirational book gives the reader an inside look at the miraculous phenomenon that occurs after loss--the being welcomed into a new "club" of sorts, a circle of people who have lived through similar grief and pain, whether it be the loss of a child, a spouse, a career, or even one's youth.