Today is Slice of Life Tuesday – the weekly writing challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers.
I just finished reading The Garden of Happy Endings by Barbara O’Neal. I thoroughly enjoyed the book – a 5 star read for me.
Elsa, the main character, a minister, has lost her faith and has taken a sabbatical from her church. Throughout the book she interacts with so many interesting characters – from Father Jack to Deacon and her sister.
She has many discussions and meditations on faith. One phrase still resonates.
Do what is yours to do
It got me thinking – what is it I am supposed to do? For 30+ years, I was a teacher and loved being one. When I retired, I had plans to volunteer, to write, to create and for several years I did. Then my hubby’s health deteriorated and slowly those things slipped away. I wrote a bit, created a bit, but I had to give up my volunteering at a school.
I just renewed my teaching certificate. I can’t imagine not having it – even if I don’t teach. It is a solid reminder of what I was.
what is mine to do now?
What do I want/need to do?
What is being asked of me?
Like Elsa, I have to reach deep and seek out new answers. I want to believe the answers are there and that I will find what is mine to do.