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Marty's "Living life in chapters" A self development blog: Making Decisions

Marty's "Living life in chapters" A self development blog

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Making Decisions

Hi Folks,

Picture above is Cliftonville, Margate near to where I work in days gone by.

I guess the last couple of weeks have been somewhat stressful for me and to some extent all this crept up on me without me realising it. This just happens to me from time to time in my life and I'm kinda coming to accept it, whilst finding new ways to "see it off at the pass" so to speak.

Yesterday was a good day, but pretty busy. Work was pleasant in the morning. I then went to college in the afternoon for my counselling course. The highlight of the day was last evening when I went to a church meeting for the church plant I'm involved with. It was a kind of training evening for the up coming Alpha Course the church will be holding next month. I got to meet an old friend from the time I first did Alpha 4 years ago. I've not seen Simon for ages and it was a joy to meet him again. We did the course together and thats where I got to know him and his family.
The end of the evening was a time of praying. It made me realise how much I needed to be in the presence of God. Its been a while since I've felt as spiritually moved as I did last night. Talking about Alpha brought back that whole experience I had back then and was really very moving. Getting that feeling of unconditional, non possessive love and acceptance again is in that setting is something that for me, cannot be topped. Without realising it, I'd been denying that to myself of late.... Making a little time for me...

The other thing I did yesterday that has lifted some weight off me, was to book myself an appointment for some supervision/therapy with a local counselling service. This is for next Monday and I'm looking forward to it.

The reason I'd put the picture on above is because I took a walk along the beach on Monday in Cliftonville and did some filming with my new Mobile phone. I'm intending to turn it into another, somewhat different video blog (hopefully) that I'll share at some point (providing it comes out as I intend it to).

I'm all out of scribbles at the moment, so will find some more to write later. Will maybe work on that tonight during night shift. Having been shopping at the dreaded Asda's this morning, I have a little rain forest cleaning to do from my garden this afternoon. LOL


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I guess its time to refresh your Alpha, Marty! Connects you back to Nature and then the infinite powers of the Mind takes over...

Wednesday 20 September 2006 - 05:17PM (IST)

I'm pleased the mists seem to be lifting for you....Please take care My Good Friend ....x

Wednesday 20 September 2006 - 01:15PM (BST)

Whatever makes you happy and it.
Your choice of vid was a spooky co-incidence. I was only thinking about that song last night. I posted a blog containing the vid to John Farnham's "You're The Voice". I was going to add a line saying it's one of the few rock songs I know that has a bagpipes break instead of a guitar break, and I don't count Mull Of Kintyre as it's a ballad not a rock song. I didn't use that line in the end, but it was a surprise to find Mull on your blog today!!

Wednesday 20 September 2006 - 01:17PM (BST)

Marty, you seem sad? I wish I could make thing better? Only one thing I can Do? Close your eyes. Rap your arms around you. This is ME given you a hug???? Your picture is very nice. Take care. Ruth

Wednesday 20 September 2006 - 10:29AM (ADT)

Takin a walk along the beach sounds lovely Marty, and it sounds as if even in your somewhat stressfull day you had some really positive structure to it as well. Just keep that chin up Marty and keep smilin!
{{{HUGS}}} x

Wednesday 20 September 2006 - 02:29PM (BST)

I am glad you are getting out of it. And certainly being close to God helps us... And this picture is awesome... can't wait for that movie thing you mentioned here...

Wednesday 20 September 2006 - 06:37AM (PDT)

So the day worked out a lot better than you imagined? That is great and very positive. Sometimes life provides answers when you least expect them and the environment provided yet again and you took up the chance.
Keep looking out, and keep looking after (you).


Wednesday 20 September 2006 - 06:08PM (BST)

Its good to hear that you are getting back to you hun....sadly it something we sometimes forget to do. Thankyou for your very kind comment posted to me about my lady and it is so spooky that you sense things in me that are spot on. Yes I have been to a very dark place that took a long time to recover from! but here I am and in my own way try to help others that go there. When I feel that it is all getting too much for me I take some A/L and do nothing!!! it works for me. I too have thought about moving on lately I would like to work in a early intervention team but sadly there isnt one in Huddersfield yet. Fingers crossed maybe soon eh! Take care of you babe

Wednesday 20 September 2006 - 10:17PM (BST)

I'm glad you have reached some conclusions Marty and are taking positive steps to move forward. And yes make a little more time for you indeed! Take core of you and you know I am always here should you need me. Big hugs to you and god bless.xx

Wednesday 20 September 2006 - 10:38PM (BST)

What a wonderful song. The bagpipes have such a hauntingly beautiful sound to them.

Wednesday 20 September 2006 - 07:34PM (CDT)

i remember this song coming out when i was about 9 years old, i recorded it from the radio one sunday night, i think the charts used to be on at 7 o'clock, and my friends and i learnt all the words during the following day during lunchtime at school, we thought we sounded sooooo good. thanks for the memory.


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