Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Tides Will Turn

As I sit and write this today, I am reminded of a journey that has taken me years to get through. A journey that was so challenging and so hopeless at times that I wanted to give up. I started a gratitude journal 30 days ago, and as I re-read it this morning I realized how much my life has changed, for the better. I was reminded earlier by someone that I love so much, my brother, of these times that were so challenging to me. It is so hard when you are in the middle of a treacherous storm, when you are trying so hard to stay positive, and you are trying with all of your heart to do what is right - and the tides are just beating you against the rocks. It seems as if the seas within will never be calm, that you will never see the calm power of the ocean that you are in. This reminded me of so many years in my life, I didn't think the pain would ever end. I didn't think that the challenges that I was facing would ever be peaceful. But, I am here so many years later living such a peaceful life. I have learned so much from all of it, and I cherish peace in my life the most. As I re-read my gratitude journal entries for the last month I see that each day I mention how grateful I am for peace in my life. So, if you are going through a storm and the oceans are rough, stay your course....steady and strong. Keep your head up and know that you will find the peace, that the good that you are doing will overcome any challenge you face. It may not seem like it right now, but it will. I thank my husband for teaching me this lesson, and for staying the course with me, I am forever grateful. Namaste :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Daily Gratitude

Many years ago I came across this poem. It struck a chord deep within and it was a reminder that I need to live this life with great courage and no fear. So often I worry about things, and I always prove to myself that there is no need to worry. Over the past month I have come to understand that there is truly no need to worry. Everything always works out just as it should, ALWAYS. I promised myself a long time ago that I will not die an unlived life. This poem is on a board in my bedroom to remind me each day that there is so much possibility and to risk my significance. This, to me, is such a great reminder to get out of my head and live from my heart. Two weeks ago I started a daily gratitude journal (it's a cool app called Evernote) and before I start my day I take a moment to remember what I am grateful for. What I can say is, my life has had a magical series of events since I started. I started this because I read "What I Know For Sure" by Oprah Winfrey and she so gracefully reminds you to live with gratitude. A perfect reminder that what we give out, we get back in return. Her book was incredible, filled with wisdom and love. So today, I remind myself to live this life, to risk my significance, and to live from my heart. Don't waste this precious moment on worry or stress, use it to be grateful for all that you are, and for all that life has given. I have been blessed with an incredible life and with incredible love, I choose to inhabit my days, and to not live in fear of failing. Namaste :)