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The 40 Day Journey begins May 1st. My life will be in transit... my new life awaits at the other end of the long and winding trail. I'm not really sure what is waiting there... but that is ok. It is clear God is guiding me and preparing the way. I'm listening for what I need to do and trusting I'm listening closely and that if I don't hear right, the Lord will speak up a bit. I am learning to hear the whisper so He dosn't need to shout at me to get my attention. ♥
This unexpected trek began to materialize about a week ago (Saturday April 14th). My first response was shock. Next was feeling helpless... then came tears. Next something miraculous happened... I started seeking and finding options. The only thing was most of them would cost money and there isn't any. I made a decision to take this all one tiny step at a time.
Some of that 'manifestation' thinking started to kick in (I tried to find "The Secret" DVD I may have loaned it out, but, the fact is I was thinking about it ;-) Then I went online to find a prayer request line. I was guided to Silent Unity... If you know of them they have a 'how to pray' page so I started reading that before I submitted a prayer request.
I found myself praying differently... and I was starting to make lists rather than feel limited by lack of funds. Once I made the plan... and started fine tuning it... people started showing up on the path. Before I knew it I'm going to be visiting about a dozen people along the path (the journey to my Mom's house to visit). Then what do you think happened next?
Well, once I made that list and refined it and got the route figured out I started celebrating each of the people I'm going to get to meet. THAT is going to be amazing. Next I calculated the miles and estimated the car's mpg average and came up with a ball park financial budget... for gas and food, since by this time I already had a dozen couches or guest rooms to stay in along the way.
I stepped out on a limb and asked for help. I gave my budget and asked for a loan from an affiliate.
I had a really good feeling that was it. So I relaxed a bit more. Next time I was praying I started getting an idea. A fundraiser that would help anyone who participated. Well... that sounded amazing.
I started setting up the plan for it. I sent out an email and began setting up the pages where those folks could interact with me and see what new activity is happening with the funds. I then prayed for a place to share about the journey (as I go along) and wouldn't you know it my blog had not too long ago been hijacked (by me of course) for 'prayers, gratitude, and inspiration' well... what better place to write, right?
I wanted to share all of this here for a few reasons.
One is so this community has an opportunity to participate GypsyOwl's 40 Day Journey and another reason is so you would understand why I am postponing the May Fair.
I can only hope the delay will mean we will have even more presentations when the event arrives (making the event even more amazing) and that more people will be able to attend. It is going to be a great time to dig into Squidoo Tips and get to know people better, welcome new folks who have found us during this past year, and foremost to continue to nurture this community which has been such an incredible resource for Squidoo Lensmasters for many years thanks to our founder John Dilbeck.
Thanks again for being here,
(Admin Squidoo Marketing)