|No, not from Seattle, but from right here in our own little town.|
"Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you." ~ Richard Bach
Everything that I've done up to this point in my life, has not been in vain. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, no such thing as wasted time or experience. Everything means something, and everything and everyone has changed me in some way. I must remember this, every day.
"Do the kind of things that come from the heart, When you do, you won't be dissatisfied, you won't be envious, you won't be longing for somebody else's things. On the contrary, you'll be overwhelmed with what comes back." ~ Morrie Schwartz
|M.'s The Rainbow Dance|
My relationship with myself is undeniably and irrevocably connected to my relationships with everyone else. I must treat myself with kindness if I want to treat everyone else with kindness. I must forgive myself for all my imperfections in order to forgive all others. This is true authenticity. This, is being real.
Everything is better with music, dance, and nature. These things, as well as creating, are cosmically connected to my spirit. They fill me with passion, bringing vibrancy and color to all that surrounds me. None of these things will ever deny me the happiness that I seek. The only thing in my way is my willingness to go to them. By weaving them into my life daily, joy will find me around the next corner.
My children are not my life. They have a life of their own, and we are travelers together, learning and becoming different things, growing together but separate. By honoring and trusting the light in them, they will find their way, they will...
"Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them too-even when you are in the dark. Even when you're falling." ~ Morrie Schwartz
We are related you and I. We are connected in ways beyond what we see. Most of my young life I spent trying to separate myself from the rest. Chasing accomplishments, filling myself with possessions, and continually trying to prove my abilities. I'm done. What I want now, is to spend the rest of my life looking for ways that we are alike. I want to celebrate all the things in you, that I see in me. And then I want to tell you how much I love those things in you, reflecting the love that I see in me.
much love, light, and joy