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Like a Book...
For me sharing in this way, doesn't make me sad, maybe it comes from the road traveled to this date, that has taught me how precious "life" is, and teaches me how to be very grateful to "be aware of that fact". Awareness determines my words, my actions, and my decisions "daily".
Life is a gift, and each new day my intent is to not take that for granted. I continue forward with awareness of that, including from numerous examples along my life's journey. I live daily "exercising" in Gratitude, knowing that my book does have a closing chapter too. I know firsthand and choose to share that living with "Gratitude" does and will "rob regret".
This is a Heart Knows firsthand, that exercising Gratitude, being appreciative allowed me to Rob Regret. To know more, to learn more that is found under "Living In My Truth"
My shares are not about being easy, and not focused on being hard either. Instead, for me I'm driven in living "fulfilled" and that includes taking what I've walked through and sharing that "as a perspective". I don't provide answers, like you I'm walking life's journey daily, I share my perspective from what I have experienced and my thoughts on that. My heart is that you take what can be an asset for this day, to equip for tomorrow and continue forward.
My purpose, my focus is to continually seek daily a relationship with my Creator, not centered on rituals of a religion. I want to know God more and My intent is to live loving "this day" and having "awareness" of a hopeful tomorrow with an opportunity to continue in my intent. Sharing love with all those who surround me and for those I encounter and including this village where I share.
Faith in God, has been my leaning board, it has been my refuge, and it has not ever been just about a Religion, it is about a "Relationship" with the Potter who created this Clay. My help is in Him and this I clearly know. The comfort in that, is that I did not create myself, so who would better know me, who understands my heart when it's difficult to share it, who knows the road before and who understands the road behind. God is my comfort for that and numerous more reasons.
More than words, it is an experience, like any relationship that grows, or you trust in, that is developed from experiences, from being familiar. This is the walk I've found, not by "just" what I've read but by my "direct" experiences. In fact, I sum it up as "I'm living" on what I'm prepared for my book to close on.
That means something to me, it allows me to determine the investment into what surrounds me or to what I allow to grab my attention. It allows me to determine the invitations that I choose to accept or not, of drama or peace. My choice. Always a choice.
My book has a "Hopeful Heart" for many more chapters, that are lived full on the Grace that My Creator has taught me belongs to me, to my journey. Again, this is not a Share of "being easy". I define it as "an exercise" of Gratitude daily.
I recognize and understand completely, to know something and to possess something is two very different things. I choose daily on where to place my focus, it is a work, it is an exercised decided by continual "choices" daily.
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My invitation to "YOU", is to "find" what can be an asset for "this day" and for the "Hopeful Road Before You". Exercise your Focus on those areas that bring you Peace, that allow you to set aside those areas that you can't change in the moment, so why carry that worry and anxiety "all day". In calmness, peace within, it allows you to consider options on what needs to be done, it allows you in the midst of that have peace in your home. This is an exercise, words are not magic and thinking great thoughts one time doesn't cover the whole week. It is a "daily" work, a focus on what the day before you will be. It is your intent and in most cases, that intent will determine your words and your actions.
The intent of this Share, and all shares really, is to just "say it" and to allow you to decide what can be an asset for you, to decide what you can do with it and to find the part that Inspires you, Encourages You, or just simply provides "A Hug" to you.
My Faith, this Village is centered on "Love", my intent is not to decide who you are or what you should be. My intent was, is and always will be "Making Gratitude Contagious" and operating in Love. Helping Build Bridges Across is a village that allows conversation, that allows us to respectfully hear each other, and knowing it is okay to agree to disagree. This village has a buffet table and the heart of it, is to take what can be an asset for your heart and "continue forward".
The road behind me is filled with so many memories, like a book, chapters of my life filled with joyful moments, tearful moments, hopeful moments, moments where I didn't how things would turn out if not for the Grace of God in my life, celebrations of "new" and challenging places to "press" through. Including those places of a chapter closed.
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I'm very grateful for anything you do.
Thank you for being here and for sharing.
"Making Gratitude Contagious" was, is and always will be the intent