Quicker than I expected and sooner rather than later, it happened again. Yesterday I shared, “C’est la Vie, our chilling experience was a living example of this journey we are sharing. Life is less about what happens to you, and more centered upon how you choose to respond to it.”
Amid a level three power emergency due to the record shattering temperatures, I hope I’m not seeming distracted today, but at times the sharing of my thoughts is being interrupted, by enforced rolling power shutdowns. Temperatures feel like -34 and we are being warned that due to shortages in supplies, the utilities will be shutting down at any moment, for periods of 30-60 minutes at a time, for a potential unspecified amount of occurrences over the next several days.
Plus as if the conditions were not dangerous enough, even the slick roads are not enough to cause drivers to slow down on the snow covered ice packed roas. As evidenced by the hit and run driver that slid through my lawn and ran away after leveling this city sign.
And I’m not alone as media reports indicate “With outages scattered throughout the city, police were working to cover traffic control at stop lights without power’.
My day is certainty, “Becoming” other than expected, anticipated and a far cry from what I had planned.
Still remaining level headed, thoughtful and approaching the concerning scenario from a place of love, allows us to encounter others who understand doing business with an attitude of compassion, dignity and respect for those in need. IJust like my Saturday scenario I continue forward and upward trusting that our concerns are being mitigated, any doubts we consider are being assuaged, and soon the obstacles, threats and diversions will be removed from our paths.
A great reminder, again, of how “Becoming” can be measured and assured in our daily living.
As we discussed yesterday all really can happen quickly and when you are expecting something, especially change, growth opportunities or a new attitude, outlook or state of mind it really can occur sooner than you’ve ever imagined. You must remain open to the possibilities, accepting of the change and work your A.B.B.s – “Always Be Becoming”.
Still not fast enough for you? How about NOW?
Living expectantly it can all occur that swiftly; hastened by dedication and commitment, expedited by grace and with acceptance. So we’ll Expectantly explore the state of “Now” on “Becoming Today”.
In an earlier post we’ve shared a conversation about what it means to “Live Expectantly” Today we’ll focus a little more on those words. Most simply it is living in a continual state of expectancy.
The act or state of looking forward to some occurrence; example ‘that feeling of optimistic expectancy that fills theatergoers as they wait for the curtain to rise”
The state of being expected occurs with an expectancy slightly greater than usual
An example of expectation is a belief that you should behave in a proper or fitting manner.
In terms of “Becoming” it can also affect our momentum as in ‘A looking forward to; anticipation’.
It is also, ‘a reason for looking forward to something; prospect for the future, as of advancement or prosperity.That which is expected or looked for.’
Living expectantly is trusting in faith, obedience and patience that we can be all we’ve ever want to be “Becoming”
So living expectantly how quick, how soon can it be realized? How about now.
Now is used in the following ways:
as an adverb: We’d better leave now to get there on time.Now, what shall we do next?
as a conjunction, often with ‘that’: ‘Now that I’m married, I don’t go out in the evenings so much’.
Other examples include, at the present time,: “Until now, we’ve had very mild weather this winter’.
Synonyms and related words:
at the moment
at this juncture
for the moment
Happening or done quickly, suddenly or immediately
on the spur of the moment
all at once
all of a sudden
at a glance
at short notice
at the drop of a hat
at the flick of a switch
in/at one fell swoop
just like that
like a shot
like nobody’s business
the next thing I knew
no sooner said than done
off the top of your head
on the spot
out of the blue
right out of the gate
without further ado
soon as possible
at the earliest/first opportunity
any day/moment etc now
in the short run/term
in no time (at all)
In fact probably quicker than you could read the list and definitely sooner than it took me to compile it.
Living expectantly, being expectant of things that can happen quickly, soon, now. It is all part of our shared path. How exactly do they fit together? The timing for that is soon though maybe not as quick as you’d like, but that is where we’ll resume when the now is tomorrow, on “Becoming Today”.