Tuesday, September 17, 2013
I think one of the quotes I like best from Albert Einstein was (paraphrased by myself) you can live your life as if everything is a miracle...or you can live your life as if miracles do not exist.
That choice is mine...daily. Some days I do better than others. Some days bring more "opportunities" than I have prepared myself to deal with.
I can feel the fear and do it anyway as Joyce Meyer's little sermon states over and over.
My fears have been mainly financial as of late. And my fears can get the better of me and make me into a bear to deal with.
But, if I look back over the years...I have always faced the same problems...and God has always come through for me. Maybe not in ways I can comprehend...but he has always provided me with a message that I have been able to share with others from the messes I have found myself in (another Joyce Meyer paraphrase).
My experience, strength, and hope (drawing on my 12-steps here) has always come in handy when another person is struggling.
This year is a year of many changes for me. Many of them are frightening...but they are necessary. For me to remain true to myself will be the biggest roadblock...at times I become overwhelmed...I have to pull back a little bit.
One of the greatest gifts I had was seeing the online journal portion of this site three years ago. I have overcome so much in those three years. I have done some amazing things to support other people in their darkest moments...when no one else was there for them...I was. I remained a true friend, true to my beliefs in what the term "love" entails...I took on Goliath even though I am just a Daniel.
2013 is a year for me to become this friend to myself. Believe change is possible. Choose to see everything in my life the miracles they truly are. Making a consistent effort to become a better me: body, mind, and soul. Blessings
and keep the faith.