New Beginnings

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As the new year begins I embark on a plan for what I will do, goals set for my faith life, wellness, career, all of it.  I would love it all to be smooth sailing, but then I recall Christ at Calvary and why He gave his life for me.  This poem is something I need to keep in mind because I am far from perfect, except perfect in Christ, but not in myself.  I can’t do what I have often done which is not move forward because of being so fearful of screwing it up “again”, thinking I had to do it all perfectly, be perfect, and of course when I couldn’t feeling really lousy and doing something really dumb, that did not honor myself as a woman, as a person.  I have to remember that I have a guide book, the ability to meditate, to discern choices, decisions etc.., and no I won’t always get it right, but with keeping a balance between my head and my heart I think I will have a shot at getting right often enough, and when I don’t I pick myself up, get back on that horse and keep going.  One thing I do hope is that when I do discern, it’s not a thick-headed “what I want and my way” decision, but truly what the Holy Spirit guides me to.  Human nature being what it is, there will be times when the thick-headed have it my way will win and I will convince myself it’s the Holy Spirit “speaking” when it’s me actually.   New year, new opportunities, and hopefully greater discernment. 

Namaste, Shalom and Amen


kappello

Born in New Jersey, August 1965, this Italian-American has always had a great interest in music, particularly the Oldies, Country and Ethnic music, including Irish. For over 10 years Ms. Appello passionately taught ESL to students of varying ages. Grounded if her faith and spirituality, Katherine endured a range of issues, including a great deal of pain, which was finally diagnosed to be associated with Fibromyalgia. The essence and the power of music, of words, allow Katherine to overcome these struggles each and every time. We are all blessed to have Katherine’s strength, wisdom, and words to write “Pray For Me Tonight’