Sunday, December 10, 2006

Need a Little Christmas, Right This Very Minute!

How is it that everytime I make it to services at the Unity Church of the Hills they always seem to know exactly what I'm struggling with? This Sunday's service covered worry. Imagine that! I've worked myself into a frenzy with worry and anxiety over this trip to China. Ron also spoke of how Christmas and the love of family and friends can help resolve worries.

The service and the meditation definitely calmed my nerves. And it gave me a few tools to use in dealing with worry in the future. The big suggestion? Write down all of your worries on the left side of the paper and then on the right side list a series of responses and then put the paper away. Ron claims this allows you to put aside the worries. Then later on, go back and check on the paper to see how all of the issues you stewed over had resolved themselves. I'm going to give this a try. Will report on my results in a few weeks.

2 comments:

Jane said...

Pam, Paul, and Alina,

Thanks so much for keeping this blog so we can all share in your adventure. It's only a few days before you all leave and I wanted to wish you all good travels and smooth sailing through all the remaining adoption process. We'll be thinking of you and praying for you. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas as you go to pick up this most precious Christmas gift of all. Give Alina a hug from me and Zara a big hug from her new Aunt Jane. God Bless you all!
Jane

Rebekkah said...

Godspeed to all of you. We're looking forward to seeing pictures and reading stories of your adventures as they happen, and can't wait to meet Zara in person!

Love,
Rebekkah

Welcome Home Zara

Welcome Home Zara
Alina paints a banner to welcome home baby Zara.

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Meeting Zara
Here we are at Civil Affairs to meet Zara for the first time.

Good Dog

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Zara Lan Xin
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RIP Boo

RIP Boo
We'll miss you sweet Boo.