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I wrote this last year on Good Friday and thought I would share it with you. I did tweak it slightly and added the last two lines.

It is Good Friday and I think about the death of Christ. And at times I think of my own death to self, and have done so many times in my life to find a new life within.

It is springtime, April 2010. April always makes me feel joyful of new beginnings…Easter, blossoming trees and flowers, and renewal within myself.

All my life I have been on a journey…searching, ever searching for a new and better me, for peace and joy, for love and friendship, for my own paradise. Someone recently gave me a little piece of artwork with a quote by Marcel Proust “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” This spoke to me so profoundly.

I had been living in Georgia for over 15 years, with the last few of them wanting desperately to get out, for various reasons. I decided to move to Napa, CA and did so early September 2005.
Napa is a beautiful place, and the people there are very nice. Yet, for some reason during the months I lived there something in my gut did not feel right. I went through a very tough time, personally, and yet came out better for having done so. I learned more about myself, my family and friends. And I made some new friends while there.

I decided that I needed to return to Georgia, where thank God, my house had not sold. I moved back into my home in Alpharetta. I know this is not where I need to be for the rest of my life, but I have the above quote to remember when needed.

I thank God for the blessings in my life, including those of lessons learned through not so easy times. I am especially grateful for my friends here, in California, the new friends in Greenville, SC and other areas of the United States; and those in other countries.

I am excited in anticipation of the special blessings in store for me, just around the corner.
Bless you all this Easter, and each day of the year.

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