It was a busy one; no work, but a two-hour Red Cross meeting broke up the festivities. I enjoyed a fine bowl of albondigas at Shannon’s Deli, afterwards. My regular Tuesday night Baha’i study circle, in Chino Valley, capped the day.
Personal/Social- I am blessed with so many friends and well-wishers, and am always glad to return the love. One of my best friends in the world noted that I have never been a liar. In fact, I’m probably the world’s worst silvertongue. I couldn’t carry a falsehood forward, if a million dollars were at stake. Now, misunderstanding, and misstating things, in all sincerity- that happens when I get too overwrought. That, and an occasional outburst of “hell” or “damn”, have gotten me kicked out of places, and out of good people’s hearts. I can only imagine what real cussing would bring down on my head. Still and all, I lead a mighty happy life.
Plans- I made further progress on a mission of homage and mercy, coming up March 7-10. As it’s a rather focused, necessarily brief journey to a place where I have extended family, and a couple of dear friends, I am playing close to the vest on this one. On a different note, March 15 will bring me down to Phoenix Convention Center, for a business convention.
Wider world- People ought not get so over the top about money. I’m frugal towards myself, a bit more generous with those closest to me and with certain charitable causes. No one can give to every outstretched hand, though; yet many thrust their hands out, capriciously, anyway. I see Wall Street came back, a bit, today. It makes sense- every stock that gets sold back to the pot, ends up getting a new buyer, after a fashion. Money, like all other things in the world, recycles itself handsomely. One just needs to be patient, and know where to look.
Spirit- Knowledge, too, is limitless.
It is permissible to study sciences and arts, but such sciences as are useful and would redound to the progress and advancement of the people. Thus hath it been decreed by Him Who is the Ordainer, the All-Wise.
|—||Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 26|
This was a fabulous day for me. I pray for those who had a hard time, though, especially in the Midwest. Northeasterners, take a deep breath and get the shovels ready, again. Minnesotans and Wisconsinites, stay by the fireplaces tomorrow. These, too, will pass, and Valentine’s Day is 8 days out.