"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase.
Just take the first step." --Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The pic above was taken about a year and a half ago. At that time, I, myself, had already spent a few months taking a series of slow, deliberate steps. All of which were dedicated to getting this blog launched. In fact, it took me a few more months (beyond that point) of slowly plodding along before my blogging dream actually became a reality.
Yes, it took me a while to climb those "stairs;" perhaps, longer than most. At times, I couldn't see where I was headed (in other words, I couldn't see the figurative staircase as a whole). Nevertheless, it was in taking those steps (one at a time) that I finally reached the top (so to speak...). On March 5, I'll have marked the blog's first full year in existence.
Today, I'm enjoying a sacred day off from work. I plan on spending a good deal of it in bed--reading. Some of my time, however, will be spent in taking those first, faithful steps toward realizing another dream of mine: working on my book + crafting a book proposal. This, too, has been a long, step-by-step process--one which requires me to understand the staircase is there--whether I see it yet or not. At this point, I only need to trust that fact and keep moving forward.
Joy, peace and a reflective MLK holiday to you, T.