Sunday, August 25, 2013

Finding my voice...

I challenged myself, during the month of August, to find gratitude in my daily experiences.  I knew that I had many things to be grateful for, but I did not express those things out loud.  Matter of fact, during the process, I realized that I do not express much of anything.  Oh sure, I can share photos and links to other pages, post random RANTS, or talk about this that or the other...just like everone else.  But, during the past 26 days, I actually think I have found my voice.

I have a lot to say about a variety of topics.  All from my perspective/opinion, of course.  But that is what makes me...who I am.  The truth is, sometimes you have to have a meltdown to experience a breakthrough.  The unfortunate part of that is, when you do it in a public place, in front of people who know you (some better than others), you receive comments or private posts that may not be all that positive!  I can honestly say that I have acknowledged and accepted those messages with an open heart.  I have thanked those individuals for their perception.  I have learned a few things about others, as well as myself.  All of that being said, I am grateful for the experience, which has lead me to this blog.

I won't spend much time on here for the next few days.  I have to complete my challenge in the Facebook forum.  That is what I set out to do.  I cannot promise that I will post on a daily basis, either.  I will promise to use this outlet as an honest expression of my thoughts and feelings, and continue to figure out and resolve issues that have weighed me down for a very long time.

Denial and anger have taken up space in my life for far too long.  It is time for acceptance, learning the lessons and living in the present.  It's all about right now!  If I continue to dwell on past situations, circumstances or relationships gone wrong...I am denying myself the pleasure of releasing those things I cannot change.  I have the ability to live my life with an open heart, full of love, happiness, joy, and peace of mind.

I am grateful for where I am today...and looking forward to what each moment forward will bring!

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