I returned home from vacation on Thursday morning of last week and that evening we had a rainstorm with hurricane force winds that left our town a mess. We've been without power, phones, heat, and water for three days (a minor problem when you consider what the people of Chile are going through). So, rather than write a newsletter this week, I'll be doing laundry and cleaning out the fridge ☺.

I did want to share a message from a community member who wrote to me in response to a past newsletter about finding peace during uncertain times. It was an old horoscope and it's come in quite handy this week. Thanks, Lee!

Here's hoping it's a helpful reminder for you, too...

"If you are on a train, will you reach your destination quicker by running up and down the corridors? Some processes just need to take as long as they need to take. That's not easy when you feel a burning desire to get them over with as quickly as possible. Yet that's actually all the more reason to make sure that you don't waste your energy. Even if it means incurring the disapproval of people who do not understand, you need to pull back a little and pace yourself this month. Focus on what can be done, and become less agitated about whatever, for now, cannot be altered."

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If the above passage resonates with you, you might want to print it out and keep it nearby. Taking a few moments to read it when you feel impatient or frustrated may be just the remedy you need to return to center.

This week's video is funny and comes from my friend, Deirdre. Thanks, Deirdre!

Life Makeover for the Year 2009(sm) is written and produced by Cheryl Richardson.© Copyright 1999-2009 Cheryl Richardson, P.O. Box 13, Newburyport, MA 01950, www.cherylrichardson.com. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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