Good Morning Richard

There are an unlimited abundance of things that I am grateful for in 2014. If I sat here and tried to list them all I would not only exceed the length of a blog post, but I’d even exceed the length of the short stories at my other blog sight. If you have touched my life in any way this year you already know it and I will say it one more time, “Thank you for being there in the water of life with me riding the waves.”

For this post I should like to focus on one person who I have written about, thought about, prayed to, meditated with, been angry at and been totally in love with for everything they have done to change my life in 2014. Richard Lee Harsch.

unnamed-7I will not even try to tell the back story if you do not know what Richard meant to me or how and when his physical body left us all. Perhaps you might read back over my blogs in the last year if you are new to my world. Suffice it to say though that Richard has been my most important mentor of 2014 both in the days he walked this earth AND since he transcended it.

Every day and in fact every minute Richard is still in my heart and remarkable things are happening as a result. After months of agonizing grief and wandering, I am once again bursting with Joy and have a clarity of focus that I had yet to experience in my lifetime of 50 years. I owe much of that to not only how Richard lived his life for the short period he was in my life alive in his body. I owe much of my debt of gratitude also to how he has guided me over the last seven months and 20 days since he has been only in my spirit.

There are many stories yet to be told and just you wait until you hear them all. It won’t be long I promise. They are coming at me like a tidal wave of joy and abundance. Get your surfboards out my friends. It’s gonna be a hell of a ride!

Blessed Thanksgiving to you all. Peace and love. Jim

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About Jim Herbert

I've been wanting to write my whole life. By age 45 it had amounted to nothing more than a storage locker of half full journals and a lot of unfulfilled dreams. Then Paris in the fall of 2011 happened. It was the catalyst I needed to consistently blog. At first I had a hard time hitting the publish button, but now two blog sites and over 300 posts later I'm hitting my stride. I'm also a budding speech writer. I've recently been heavily involved in the Chicago Storytelling scene and have also won the Chicago Toastmasters Area 66 International Speech Contest. Check out our website at www.emergingintojoy.com for more details about the amazing things that are happening in my life. A book or two are nearing completion. With another Paris trip on tap for Easter of 2015 I can only imagine that there are Infinite Possibilities on the horizon!!!
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