Pinnacle Moments {To Give Thanks}

The Pinnacle Moments series is taking a break this week for the Thanksgiving holidays, as everyone prepares to spend time with loved ones and consume delectable delights. For myself, I’d like to give thanks to everyone who has participated in the series thus far. It has been such a lovely conversation we’ve been having about the moments that have changed and defined our lives. This is one of my heart’s deepest interests about others: how they become the person they are, what shaped their thoughts and perspectives in life, what stands out to them as moments they can never forget.

And we have sure seen some unforgettable moments.

Cynthia started us off with a moment of inspiration, a moment where a daydream turned into a weekly communion of sisterhood and brownies, a communion that changed not only the girls she mentored, but Cynthia herself.

Queen Lucy showed us the power of a leap of faith, jumping into a whirlwind romance with nothing but her faith in Him to guide her.

From that peak, we walked with Brook into the valley of shadows, and learned what it took to get through to the other side.

Then I shared my tale, another abyss to traverse, where only a newfound understanding of weakness and courage gave strength to transcend the darkness.

And last week, Hyacynth encouraged us to confront our own humanity by sharing the moment in which she came face-to-face with hers.

If you’ve missed any of these, please do take a moment to hear the stories and join the conversation. These moments aren’t all unicorns and rainbows, but they do reflect some of the deepest parts of ourselves. There are some brave, brave women here. If there’s anything to be drawn from this series, I believe it is the indomitable power of our courage, to go where we might not otherwise go, because we decided we were more than our fears. I hope you’ll recognize a bit of yourself in some of these stories, draw strength where you need strength, find inspiration where you need to be inspired, and discover the tenderness of all our own vulnerabilities.

Then please don’t forget to join us again next week! There are more tales to come!

In the meantime, we give thanks.

Free Writing my Bigger Picture Moment

This week’s Bigger Picture Moment came in a Free Write I did. Been doing a lot of those lately. Clears the mind, and sometimes…sometimes, you surprise yourself.
 

I reach out my hand to touch something solid yet invisible. It shimmers, like a thin sheet of waterfall – this wall the color of tears.

It feels cool against the touch and promises a glimpse of the other side. But it remains opaque – this thing I can’t quite see past.

It shines with a soft, tremulous light. It breathes. I test it but dare not pass. Somehow there is comfort in knowing that I am here and it is there and i don’t have to look too closely at the darkness on the other side.

The darkness calls. It whispers. It beckons me to plumb its depths. But I wonder if there are some things better left unknown.

The longer I sit the less I want to get wet. So maybe, maybe I should just…

JUMP.

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It’s not so different on the other side of the wall. Only the light that once was behind me warming my back has itself turned opaque.

And there is something comforting about the cool, cool dark.

Join in this week at Lenae’s!

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