I posted this over six months ago… and boy, do I need reminding today.
Life isn’t easy… the hits just keep on coming sometimes. I often, especially this last week, want to curl up and cry. But, I can’t. I mean, I can, but not all day long for several days in a row. There are proofs to edit, kids to take care of, packages to deliver, a business to run, a family to run, dishes, laundry, bedrooms that look like bombs went off in them, etc. etc.
I think God is rolling his eyes at me. Saying, “Enough now. Haven’t you had your tantrum long enough?”
I am worth fighting for. I am worth putting my best self forward. I love what I do. I love the work I do. I love the people I meet doing the work I do. I love that my family comes first. I love that I answer, ultimately, after God, to ME, and only me. If I fail, my fault. If I succeed, my fault, too.
About a year ago I reread every journal I’ve ever written in. I’ve been keeping them pretty consistently since I was about 12. Boy, have I learned some stuff. Mostly the hard way. But, that’s how I roll. I learn better the hard way apparently. You know what surprised me though? How much I already knew about my situations or problems, and yet, went headlong in the wrong direction at warped speed… even though I journaled it all out and knew in my heart what to do.
Shelly: LISTEN TO YOUR HEART! You already know the right way! Do it!
How about you? Listen to your heart. Look inside and do what’s best. Reread the old advice you’ve given yourself, if necessary. LISTEN!
Life is whizzing by, it’s over in a nano-second, believe me. Why not live your best life? Why not? YOU ARE WORTH IT! I am worth it. Let’s do this!