11 years ago my journey, this journey began! I had a desire to learn about gratitude and what it could do for my life. I had this deep feeling that I needed to learn about gratitude. I didn’t know why, other than the obvious, but it seemed a pretty urgent desire. So I complied.
Ya know how they say “be careful what you wish for?” Well once I started my research I began to have a wish to share what I was learning with others, but I had a further need to be able to gain the confidence of others by “walking my talk”.
I wanted those people, the ones that may be helped by what I had learned, to be able to look at me and know I practice what I preach; I felt this was very important. As a matter of fact, one reason I wouldn’t write my book or push my “agenda” too hard, was because I wanted to prove I was worthy of talking about it; let alone teaching it or sharing it with others!
So guess what happened? Well here is where the “be careful what you wish for” comes into play! Over the last 4 years or so I have been given challenges in life that have, at times, been more than I thought I could handle. I mean, I knew I would eventually get on with life, but in the moment these challenges were life altering, shattering! And they kept on coming! No rest for the weary!
So what happened as I faced these challenges? I became more confident in my message, I learned that practicing gratitude has given me tools that I went to as soon as the challenge reared its ugly head! It amazed me and it showed me I am worthy and I am ready!
Wow! Walk my talk indeed!
My book became a reality and eventually awarded a publishing contract!
And I am grateful! I was challenged…I AM challenged constantly!! And I stay grateful!
I can see clearly now why I had that urgency to learn about gratitude. I needed gratitude in my life for the challenges that were to come. I also needed gratitude in my life so that I can share it with others. God knows me best…and HE knew I needed to take the path exactly the way I have. I have my special nuances, my special unique way of learning, HE knew and I am grateful that I listened!