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We invite you to act on the things you have been reading and to discover the difference that acting makes in your healing.

Below are a list of readings that each have specific questions to ponder and journal about.  After you have completed the readings and the questions, we invite you to try one of the challenges.  Keep track of your progress and then use the link to post back about your experience either on the forum or in the comment section of the related blog post. As you LEARN, ACT and SHARE your experiences you will find growth and healing in the process. Be patient with yourself.  Move forward at the pace that you and your circumstances allow, but try to do a little everyday and you will find relief from the pain of your grief.

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Today we will be discussing how staying in the present moment can help us deal with guilt, fear, and longing. We discuss the dangers of dwelling in the past or dreaming too much about the future. We focus on finding happiness today allows us to find a happy future.

LEARN: Read Post- Staying in the presentThe Broken Road to Faith

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

1. How does staying present allow us to act and make choices that will shape our future? How does staying present empower us?

Challenge: Watch your thoughts for three weeks.  Notice when you are not being present and redirect your thoughts back to things that you can act on today.  Focus on where you can make an impact.  Focus on the things that matter most to you in your life

SHARE: your experience

LEARN: Read Post- Not Forgotten

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

2. How does the myth of a “golden ticket” prevent you from living life joyfully?What can you focus on instead?

Challenge: List the “golden tickets” you are waiting for, then consider the things that you are not enjoying now.  Set some goals to focus on those things now. Catch yourself when you find yourself wishing for your “golden tickets” and refocus on your goals.  After 3 weeks write about your experience.

SHARE: your experience