Depending on my situation, COURAGE either takes me some time to develop OR it appears instantaneously. Unfortunately, there is no way for me to predict it. Sometimes it comes easy. Sometimes, definitely not! Regardless, I’m glad that it still shows up, and usually, just at the right time.
Well, I hope you all have a day where IT is there when you need IT!!!
This morning I found myself looking in the mirror feeling like I was at THAT point. I’ve been THERE before. COUNTLESS times over my 50 years. No, it has nothing to do with my physical appearance. I actually like that! THIS is an INSIDE job. I have written before that I do believe that I have a happier disposition than most. I think it can be attributed to a lot of factors including learned behavior, weather and biochemistry (that’s the clinical social worker in me writing there). That being said, I have seasons in my life where I know that I need to give myself a little pep talk. Or 30. It’s usually during times when I see change looming, life shifting and dreams fading because of the different scenery. This is an uncomfortable time for me, but utterly survivable. Like I said, I have been HERE a lot so I know what it takes keep myself balanced. It’s just not always pleasant. But as the saying goes, “nothing worth having comes easy.”
Well, I hope you all have a day where you find that a little bit of bravery brings you a whole lot of happiness!!!
Our explorations took us farther north today and we saw so many wonderful sights! We even hiked down to Shark Fin Cove. It was a little treacherous for someone like me because I am deathly afraid of heights and falling. But this was worth casting my fears aside! It was AMAZING! It’s times like these that remind me that bravery has its perks.
Well, I hope you all had a day where risking life and limb turned out beautifully!!!
This morning I snapped the cutest picture of Reese pretending to be asleep. Duck lip pout. Nose scrunched. One eye clinched shut while the other one was slightly open to keep an eye on me. ALL PRECIOUSNESS!
And it got me thinking … probably a little too profoundly for a Tuesday morning. HA!
Unless you are a child at play, why would anyone want to fake life? Why would anyone want to pretend to be someone they aren’t? To live a life that is less than genuine is completely baffling to me. OK fine, I get the whole lack of self esteem thing, but seriously. The effort it takes to create a facade and to keep it up, has to take a ton of energy. Energy, that if redirected lovingly inward, can do incredible things! And trust me, it’s FREEING. I want to scream it from the rooftops that being fake only robs your soul of its’ uniqueness. And it goes so much deeper than that! How, in a disingenuous state, can someone expect to connect with others on an intimate and loving level? I have found that my life is BEST lived when I share it with people who GET me. I want to be as genuinely myself as possible because I want that in return from the people who bravely choose to walk through life with me. And honestly, how can I expect it, if I don’t live it?
Well, I hope you all have a day where you have the courage to be the real deal!!!
Happy Memorial Day everyone!!!
Well, I hope you all have a day where you remember our country’s bravest fallen heroes!!!
Every once in a while, when I am making a fried egg for breakfast, I come across an egg shell that is hard to crack. A shell that requires several hard taps against the side of my frying pan to break it. This unnerves me every time. Thoughts flash through my head. Questions emerge! “Why is this egg shell so hard?” and “Is it filled with something other than an unfertilized egg?!?!” It is in these moments that I don’t think I could display more bravery. Why?!?! Because if I EVER crack an egg and a flippen chicken (or part of one) fell out and/or touched me, I would surely die. Heart attack first, then death. Instant. No doubt in my mind. None.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you are living on the edge!!!
Have you ever been so excited you wanted to SQUEAK?!?! Or is that just a girl thing? Oh wait … is that just a me thing? HA!
Anyway, a few weeks ago I was feeling pretty poopy. I had a fairly unpleasant experience and I got knocked down pretty hard. Again. But as time passed, things changed and friends and family rallied, I was able to make some decisions that really have made me quite happy. I’ve put myself on some new roads. On which I am TOTALLY clueless. EEEK! But ya know what? That’s OK. I’m figuring things out and it’s kind of exciting. Um … at least on days I’m not completely overwhelmed. OY!
This is quite a journey for me. HUGE and kinda scary at times. And it won’t be over anytime soon. But I’m OK with that. I’m ready and determined. I’ve adopted an attitude where trying means courage to me. Failure is a fixable. And happiness is worth the risk.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you say HERE GOES NOTHING!!!