"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."Antoine de Saint-Exupery
MY LIFE: Whew! What a week it has been. The research is going full blast, the paper is starting to come together, the poster for the poster presentation is in the works, the website for the professor is coming along nicely, I’ve been trying to recruit speakers for the psychology club, attended a poster/oral presentation workshop, going to the mandatory GRE prep classes from 6 – 9 p.m., and am preparing for an interview next week. (Plus a few other things) It is like running a race that never stops. Yet, at the same time - isn't life grand! I believe so.
Our Heavenly Father gives us much if we are willing to step up to the plate and do the next right thing. How grateful I am to have enough energy and the ability to do all of these things. And with these gifts, I believe, come the responsibility of attempting to use them to the benefit of mankind and/or my fellow man whenever possible.
BOUNDARIES: However, believing that does not mean that I have no boundaries. When I was younger and before having a solid relationship with the Lord, I foolishly assumed that it was my "duty" to help everyone that requested help. I, in fact, resented other people that had boundaries and wouldn't drop everything if I thought someone else was in need. My incorrection assumption about "my duty" was benefitial to people once in a while, but detrimental to myself and more often did not bring Godly help for the other person. In retrospect, I think my ego wanted to be able to say how great I was.
Now, with more clarity and the understanding that we are children of God, I have come to accept that help is not successfully if it is MY WILL instead of HIS WILL leading the way. My life has changed substantially for the better since coming to understand this concept several years ago. Today's attempts in helping others are usually much more successful, but even the one's that aren't provide a deeper understanding of myself and the nature of others.
AUTISM: I’m excited to have a meeting with one of the professors for the autism clinic next week and will write more about that after the meeting. This may be an opportunity for me to get a professional opinion on the course I created for blackboard.
My link for you today is written by the man that trained in me in Judevine, Gary Heffner. Judevine is an awesome program available for parents, teachers, and caregivers in southern Georgia. Link: The Autism Homepage
Happy day to you. It is time to get busy! T