Day 8 of John’s adventure was more like day 1 of his new life. The activities were a little different today, and there were two key conversations. Let’s just focus on those two conversations.
The first one is Joan telling John how she went from being an Olympic star to her new life.
When I had an accident and was told I could never get on the ice again, nor would I walk. Can you just imagine how depressed I was? Not only was I suffering from depression, all my so called friends disappeared. I am sure you can relate, most people can, it could be an accident, divorce, jobs, and whatever else. The main point is life changed and you will no longer be the same. You cannot go back, you cannot recreate it, it just changed. At that point life is just is not life; it’s as if you are dead but still living. Some people seem to continue as if nothing happened, but if you really look at them and listen you will hear it and see it. Then one day I was lying in my bed and I said okay God, my life changed. I will never skate again and I feel alone here. Tell me what I am to do, who am I now and how do I proceed in living. I keep repeating those things for hours until I fell asleep. That night I dreamed the craziest dreams, someday I will share them with you. But when I woke up, it hit me; I just need to live again that was the first step. My favorite thing was being on the ice, but my second was in the gym. I found this gym that day; exercising allowed me to live again. Helping people like you allows me to feel like I am able to help.
The second conversation is John telling a bunch of people how his life changed.
I feel I have opened up to the love of God. I am on a wonderful path to living and I mean living abundantly as the Lord Jesus promised. Over the years I have gone to a number of different faiths, and have read thousands of books, but over this past week I have lived. Not only am I living, I am taking all the faiths and books and bringing them to life. I am not sure of your faith or beliefs, but to me I love Jesus and feel his love in every step of my new path. It’s as if the path was always there, but I could not see it. As if weeds covered the entrance to this path, and yet the weeds were my own thoughts. Once I got out of my own pain and past thoughts, I started to believe the new thoughts, and took action. Everything became clear. I am not completely sure where this path will lead, but I love it and it feels wonderful. My body is healthier than ever before. My mind is clear. My spirits are high. My love for God is beyond anything I ever imagined. And my love for Beth and Carie is beyond any love I ever had. I am just trying to say, I feel great and enjoy every moment.
Just take those thoughts with you today and you too will feel joy and love.
Much joy and love to you and yours