MY TWO CENTS:
It’s hard for me to believe, but it has been more than two months since our last edition of MY TWO CENTS. Please accept my sincere apologies for leaving you hanging without explanation!
The fact of the matter is that I don’t have a robust explanation. I’m not sure if was an unintentional shift in my priorities, allowing circumstances to distract me, or not giving myself enough time and space to consider what I could offer of value. As I reflect on WHY the writer’s block crept in, I firmly believe that this period of time was necessary for me to reset my focus. It has allowed me to recommit myself to the idea that there are ideals worth pursuing, experiences worth sharing, and wisdom to embrace together.
The purpose of MTC is not simply a format for me to spout off about some random topic rattling around my mind. The purpose is to encourage our readers. The purpose is to challenge our readers. The purpose is to demonstrate that we’re serious about the idea of coming alongside our readers.
The reality is that we are not in this thing called life all alone.
Let that sink in for a second…
In the midst of your circumstances. In the throes of your challenging times. In the battle for your attention. In the demands of your schedule. In your joy, your sadness, your victory, your failure, your love, your fear, your strength, and your weakness. You are not alone…we are in this together!!
This morning as I’ve made space to consider this reality in my own life, I’ve been a truly overwhelmed with gratitude for those with whom I’ve walked through life. Overwhelmed with gratitude for those who have selflessly poured into my life. Overwhelmed with gratitude for those who have trusted me enough to pour into their lives. What a beautiful thing when we stop to think about the opportunity to live out selfless love in every aspect of our lives!!!
Make it a great week!
Scott Cousino, CFP®