Last Call...A Couple of Thoughts From Tom
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This week we began filming for "A Spirited Take" - the YouTube and Facebook show where Matt Dewar, Sean Miller and I discuss important matters of Life, Faith & Spiritual Practice. All I can tell you was that it was spirited - but not particularly successful! The problem? As the producer and host of the show, I overthought things. Like WAY WAY WAY overthought everything! As a result, our conversations were less than natural, and beyond a few hilarious outtakes, there's not much footage worth seeing. We're not even close to giving up, though, and we'll be giving "A Spirited Take" a "Second Take" very soon!
My overthinking our first show brings to mind a quote from Beth Frates, MD that was on our Twitter page #ASpiritedTake this week:
"When we overanalyze a situation
until we find an issue,
and then we blow that up - we create chaos.
Overthinking steals our joy.
It can drain us - body - mind - soul.
Let's try to focus
on the beauty + goodness we see today
and blow that up!"
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Second, I was scheduled to preach this week but am instead about to board a plane to Florida, where my sister Sue is battling cancer. How grateful I am for Sean stepping in to lead and preach at Sunday's service as well as provide leadership on additional projects. And, I am so appreciative of your thoughts and prayers for Sue. Thank you. Peace...TD