"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life." ~Eckhart Tolle
After the last post, I want to thank everyone who reached out. You made me feel loved and accepted exactly where I was.
The reason I wrote my story was because too often, especially with social media, we're bombarded with perfect scenarios and everyone else's life seems to be way better than our own. Well, I just wanted to point out that it just isn't true. We all go through the ringer a time or two in our lives.
I was actually not going to post anymore. Then, all week I kept hearing (from many different sources) "Don't quit before the miracle."
Well, I just got back from a seven-mile walk to the post office. There is nothing like a good walk in the fresh air to get clear on what needs to be said.
On my seven-mile walk, the first half was downhill. Perfect, I got to look around, take in the scenery, listen to the birds, and hoof it down the mountain. It was Beautiful! I made it there in 20 minutes. There was a breeze, shade, and no problems. Life is like that sometimes.
...You have to head uphill. Just like in life! This is what I'd like to focus on, because there were so many lessons.
1. Sometimes when you're headed uphill, you run into prickly bits that needle at you. But those little needles are there to get you to grow in some way. If you ignore them, they'll keep needling. If you embrace them and really look at them, you'll see the beauty in that growth.
The idea is not to quit before the miracle. I won't, and I hope you don't either.
How are you doing on your climb? What are you doing to take care of yourself?
PS You are beautiful, powerful, and worthy no matter where you are on your climb.