Looking Back in Order to Look Forward

By August 26, 2018Articles

Last week was a trip down memory lane. One afternoon I traveled to Boston to have a reunion with my high school classmates for the second time since graduation. St. Augustine’s was a 4 room, all girls, high school in the inner city. An unaccredited high school I was told, after the fact, which did not allow me to go to nursing school since the courses would not count.

Friday evening, I again met with a group of friends in Boston. The last crowd (or gang) I hung with, on the F Street corner, right next to the Boy’s Club, before I entered the convent and became a Catholic nun. This dinner was an equal mix of men and women.  It was a coincidence that both reunions took place in one week but what an impact it had…

The outrageousness, laughter, and warmth of times past remains to this day. Each time we meet is that I spend the two-hour ride home amazed at who I was, where I came from, and who I have become. So much is familiar, yet so much more never could have been imagined. I have been blessed.

Do you ever step outside of your current life, look at it through the eyes of the child you once were, and see what has happened? Who you have become? What you have accomplished? What you gave up to do so? I highly recommend it.

If you are like me, you could be running ragged daily. Either with work you have, work you are looking for, connections to make, or ways to grow as a person and as a company. How easy it is to lose sight of this spiritual journey we are walking. How easy it is to forget that always there was a plan. There was a much, much, bigger picture to be seen.

When we are caught in today, when the latest project is our main concern, we lose sight of the bigger reality, the bigger purpose, the bigger gift. We lost track of ourselves.

I pray to always remember the journey, not just the current adventure, so that I never lose sight of the blessings, gifts of friendship, gifts of the adventure, and those who continue to push me along the way. I know there is so much more to be seen, experienced, and lived.

I wish this for each of you. We are called to make this world a better place for all of us who are walking this journey together as one humankind. Everything we have become as we traveled this journey prepared us for where we are and where we are going. Just think…

When you get to look back, and then forward you realize it all had a purpose. You have been guided every step of the way.

Take time for yourself to ponder that. What a blessing you will receive in the awareness of it all!

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With Love,

About Dorothy

Dr. Dorothy’s life story of coming from an orphanage, being raised in the housing projects of South Boston, becoming a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, a wife, mother, graduate faculty member, Clinical Instructor at a Medical School, and so much more provides the perfect backdrop for her message of joy, humor, passion and faith as the necessary tools for life.