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the painter, the printer and the banker…

November 22, 2013

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all are amazing people for what they have become to me in the 2nd great season of this beautiful thing we call life – never did i have the slightest inkling of a clue of what was coming my way like a screaming freight train running right off the rails some 900 or so days ago – yet now in many ways that train’s transformed into a glider that’s nearly effortlessly and seemingly endlessly in flight gathering a greater vision of everything in the world i’m steadily painting as mine –

first came a rock right near the completion of a massive shot in the soul of incredibly amplified enlightenment in where i began to truly understand how and why i’d lead the life i’d been leading – as the months ticked away a paralyzing feeling came in knowing i needed a fellow traveler on the path i’d suddenly found myself on and then he appeared – he was there at every turn as if the greatest brother one could ever hope for – setting my sail seemed at best intrepid yet with him i continually lifted myself higher in realizing i have every strength already inside of me along with a newfound gift of empowering clarity – he was an encourager, a trainer and a vital accountability partner and without this most exceptional new friend i feel i would have stopped and lost even further – whereas with him i’d arrived at a higher plain that’s steadily now leading me to ones even higher for which i’m beyond words in gratitude –

and then came a fellow traveler of penn’s woods in being given yet another brother this time several important years my senior and with a heart of absolutely pure gold – we found a great simpatico between us as if we’d been the best of friends and the greatest of blood brothers for many a lifetime and at this point 2 years forward i believe that very well to be exactly what we have and where we’ve been – with this wonderful new brother arriving in the season of fall he brought along with him a renewing sense of spring in the gift he’s given in feeding my soul – we ended that earth shattering year together flying off the slopes of a brilliant snow-laden hill in the north skiing as if we were kids once again, it was amazing – to this day we have only gotten tighter with common threaded endeavors that appear to be coming together far better than either of us ever could have imagined –

and yet a third brother from another mother arrived of all days right on my birthday that brisk beginning day of december, the first without her since the day i turned 22 – from the great white north in he arrived and i felt once again another kindred bond as if i was speaking with the younger-man version of my since passed beloved uncle, the one dad knew as his brother until the day he was taken in the worst of accidents – there again with this third new brother of mine i found a peace and a motivation to be everything in the way of the gifts God’s graced me with in sharing them with the world on every path i travel and with every soul i meet – with this wonderful new friend i found myself being called to tie together every good, better and great lesson i’d ever been blessed in learning – for it was my honor to indeed lift and carry as best i could my new friend in the time to time moments when he needed a caring brother the most – and to this day it has been my further honor to know and learn with him –

and that’s the way God delivers every time we let him – right when i needed these wonderful new friends the most they arrived as if having my own 3 wise men: the painter, the printer and the banker – and to you all i give the most loving of thank yous, i wouldn’t be where i am without you – may God bless you all everywhere across the world everything the same ~rettingerrockfiles/RRF~

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