Monday, May 30, 2011

So it begins...

Do you know that you are amazing? Do you know that you are meant for great things? Do you realize that this life, your life, has profound meaning? Do you know that you are worthy? Do you understand, fully grasp, that you are worthy of love, time, commitment, warmth, hugs, kisses? Do you realize that you are beautiful? Amazingly beautiful? Do you understand that no matter your size, skin color, gender, the bump on your nose, the lack(or abundance) of boobs and bodily hair, even the odd butt pimple or two, does not disqualify you from the amazing list? Do you understand, even just for a moment, that there is light within you. That your light is unique and unlike any other and that it has profound meaning and impact on another human being? Do you know that no matter where you’re from, where you have been, what you have done, or what has been done to you, that there is hope for you? Joy? Peace? Do you know that you are created for great things? For beautiful things? Do you know that? Do you believe it? Really believe it?

This is what I am here to tell you today. To remind you how wonderful you are. How really magnificent you are created to be. That you can do great things. You can do things great. That you are perfect just the way you are. You can fulfill your dreams. There is hope, hope everywhere. I am so, so, so, sooooo tired of the world beating us down. Discouraging us, dismembering us, killing us. I am tired of seeing people struggle, and fall, and fail. I am tired of only seeing bad and disaster on the news. I am tired to hear that only thinner thighs and a PhD will make you happy.

There are great and beautiful things too. My goal is to find them and only talk about that. Only talk courageous, inspiring, funny, beautiful things. I will not talk about the fight I had with my hubby, but the great revelation that came after. I will no talk about the 17th poopy pants I cleaned that day, but the great stain remover I found doing so. I will not talk about the traffic jam, but the great song I found wile stuck in it. I will find the great things around us and share it with you. I will find the great music, people, ideas, and happenings. Through that I hope your day, week, life will be better. You will find that this world is worth it. You are worth it.
There is light all around us. I just want to remind you to see it, hang on to it, and pass it on. We all need something or someone to remind us that a struggle has an end, has meaning, and has great teaching. We are all in this together- I might just have a butt pimple story too. I am out here holding your hand. Take from it what you need, pass it on when you know another that needs a nudge.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
                                                                                     - Mariannne Williamson

Hugs and kisses always,