I have to smile as I think of these last few weeks and the amazing journey of life I am experiencing. While driving, I heard the following thought in my head; “you are allowed to be You!” Even at the time I imagined what a silly thought, haven’t I always been me, I asked as I laughed out loud!
Is this the time in my life where I take a look at myself and what I imagine can only be the lies of my life and illusions of my mind? My path has unfolded to this point by the will of God. I know this to be true. I stumbled many times yesterday on this path that I know I created to learn from. However, as a daughter, wife, mother and grandmother today I have chosen my way of being as one of love, kindness, and joy. The stumbling days were filled with the fears of not knowing that I had a right to speak, know the truth and why another is unkind, abusive, detached or mentally ill.
Today I am filled with the gift of belief and faith that God is love and that is all that I need to sustain myself. The mysteries of life are the journey that settles us all on our path. I fill with an acceptance today that I have a story to share as well as everyone else. Our stories do not define us though I am learning. Our stories are that which we were given to learn from and grow. Our stories are our strength and courage to be the men and women our ancestors were not able to be.
Many of us travel daily with the memories of our past manifesting a deep sadness for what could have been or that which we believe is missing in our lives. I believe that the path of our journeying is the love, joy, happiness and creativity that was present yesterday which needs to be honored today. I have chosen to be grateful for everyone who has travelled along side me all these years. With love and thankfulness in my heart I look forward to those I shall meet in the future as they too will be a chapter in my story that I know I will benefit from.