I know a man who is a writer not a dog trainer, but in 20 minutes of his time he began the transformation of my relationship with my two Labrador Retrievers from very “out of control” to a “pleasurable coexistence”. Wow!
I know that somehow this is a parable for my life. For many years I have felt in control. I loved my life. I had a profession that I loved. I got to work and live in a place that I love. My health was great and I was blessed with money to sustain my lifestyle. I still have wonderful health for which I am very, very grateful. The other components are in flux.
Funeral service has changed. People don’t seem to value what we do. As society moves faster and is more concentrated on social media instead of real personal interaction, people don’t want, even though they may need, the rituals of death care. This, coupled with the fact that people are living longer and longer, is making it so that my husband (we are in business together) and I work less and less. I was not prepared for this emotionally or financially. So I am struggling for answers.
My sister reminds me of the times when I had so much work that I had no time for anything else. Right now I have time and what am I doing but wasting it in worry and anxiety! I should know, even more so than most, that we never know what tomorrow will bring. She and I were in Colorado in August. We went to Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Forest. Many of the places that we saw are now a disaster area. Many lives were shattered in minutes.
Somehow I must release myself from the fear of tomorrow and Live, making the most of every wonderful day in this wonderful place and finding ways of serving others. Somehow I must change my “out of control” into “pleasurable coexistence”. I am sure the blog class is part of that plan!