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1.07.2011

IN FLIGHT

For those of you who tune into this blog you may have noticed it’s been silent for over a week.  I took some well needed time off from regular life for a season.  In doing so, I also took some time off from writing.  I have gotten several emails stating that you all were wondering where I was and were missing reading what I think and write daily.  Why, I don’t know!  Right now I am on a plane flying home from Las Vegas.  Oh yes, the city that never sleeps.  I have been there before but it was under totally different circumstances.   I played the slot machines a time or two and won $35.00.  Big winner indeed:)  Gambling just doesn’t really do much for me.  I don’t quite see the point.  I walked the strip, went to the malls, watched the droves of people, fought off street promoters, laughed hysterically, ate more food than I ever eat, enjoyed the company of friends, saw a show “Chriss Angel”-the magician (2 thumbs down on that show!), messed myself up with a three hour time difference, got very little sleep every day, relaxed my mind and my body, did something that has not been a part of my past, and I did it all spur of the moment.   I laughed as my friend drove me to the airport after work, dropped me off and I headed off on an adventure of a lifetime.  Once in flight I smiled again at how deliberate my thinking has been about wanting the second half of my life to be totally different than the first half.  Well, I thought to myself, this is most definitely different- out of the ordinary.  Actually I don’t really care for Las Vegas.  I don’t love crowds or mindless activity.  But, much like the “Seinfeld” episode where George Costanza decides to do everything opposite of what he normally does and finds success, so did I.  For those of you who read this and know me, you are smiling and saying, “Lynn, only you would go to Vegas on a whim!”   I feel in flight to this new life that I want.  It’s an amazing feeling in my soul and spirit to just let loose - to quit trying to please everyone or live in the pattern that I have lived.  This week has been such a spectacular experience in setting a new course, living richly, feeling passionate, seizing the moments.  I am in extreme gratefulness to God for hearing my heart’s cry and delivering it in a way I would have never, ever imagined.  I feel humbled and undeserving and yet awed at His generosity toward making my spirit be in flight.  I was in Vegas baby!  Vegas:)

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