Monday, July 6, 2009

It's Never Too Late To Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Live to Learn and Learn to Live.

These were the words that adorned the corners of my Junior High School at Governor Mifflin. They were a present from my parents graduating class,to the school district way back in the day.

Those 7 words intrigued me from the moment I could read. I passed by that building often, as it was on the main street of my town, Shillington PA.
Today, as a 50 year old woman, I am finally UNDERSTANDING the words and meaning held within them.

I have been off from work for the past 6 months and will be returning to the cubicle I call home from 7:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. on Monday, July 13th. During these past 6 months, I have been re-evaluating, re-vamping and re-storing my inner strength as well as my outer self. In reality, I have been heading in a new direction for the past year, but just amped it up these last 6 months.

I have embraced Reiki and Qigong with their benefits urging me on. Never have I felt so at peace and full of love as I do now. With each new day, I become more connected with the universe and feel the abundance of energy and compassion towards all.
I have met some amazing people through Twitter, Reiki and through happenstance. I am so thankful for all the connections I have made, for they have ALL helped me in my growth as a person.

I especially want to acknowledge my husband, Frank Dickinson. A woman could not ask for a better partner, husband, friend, cheerleader, companion or teacher than Frank. His unwavering support of me, no matter what the endeavor is an inspiration. For almost 14 years, he and I have been on this path together, growing in mind, body, spirit and unconditional love.

Thank you Frank, for who you are and who I am because of you.

On Monday, July 13th, I will be returning to my position at a company that I firmly believe in. They will be receiving a better version of RuthAnn. My wish is to make the universe proud of my growth thus far.

Learn to Live and Live to Learn


Frank Dickinson said...

Wow. I'm in awe, wonder, pride and happiness right now.

This past 6 months started out very scary and painful for you. But it has eneded with a growth, strength and peace that I have been wanting for you for a long time.

Thank you RuthAnn for sharing your experience. You have made me a better person through it.

I'm sure others have and will find something for their lives.


RuthAnn said...

Never have I asked you to pass the butter.. so when I say I love you


You are such an inspiration to me and so many others

Thank you
~your ever growing grasshopper