I am meeting with a man I sponsor this morning. He is beginning to awaken to the possibilities of less worry by letting go.
In my lifetime, many of my worst fears did come true. But I don't think that I was helped by worrying about them. Worry wastes energy and depletes me mentally. I would rather take action where I can. And once I have taken appropriate action, I have to let go and trust that I can walk through the fear.
Tonight is navigation class. I am a chapter ahead because of time spent over the weekend reading and working on navigation problems. I am still the over-achiever. This is one of those personality traits that can be an asset or a defect. Balance is the key.
My wife is leaving tomorrow to visit friends in North Carolina. This will be her first trip away since having a heart attack in February. I know that she will have a good time. I know that I will miss her. I cannot imagine life without her. I would not have said that in the depths of despair 5 years ago.
A young man who I have known since birth has received his Merchant Mariner's document for Master of any ship in any ocean. He has reached the top in his field. I remember my father opening clams for him and telling him stories of the ocean when he was just a little kid. Cosmic energy and connectedness is a powerful thing.
I will do my best to be helpful to someone today. Each life affects so many others, and the actions of one carry on to the next. I like this quote by Lily Hardy Hammond: "You don't pay love back; you pay it forward". I will pay it forward today.