Live a Blameless Life

Live-a-Blameless-life

29 years ago I was a young mother with three children ages 6,3, and 3 months. I was in a marriage that at best was neglectful and at worst abusive. My history is just that, my history!

Today I choose to live a gratitude filled life. And I live a blameless life! No, I am not saying I selfishly take no responsibility for anything! What I mean to say is this: I choose to blame NO ONE for my history. My life, history and all, is just that- my life! I am responsible for it and I embrace it! I love my history and I love my life. My life has led me to be who I am today. And I like who I am today.

So let me take this opportunity to say “thank you” to all those who have helped mold this me into the person I am today!

And let me take this opportunity to say- this is what a gratitude-filled life looks like! It is a choice! ❤

 

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I am……….

I amI am ….stepping out of my comfort zone. I am ready to put it all out there. It is time! I have said for years that I will be posting my story….my history. So that you, dear reader, dear one who has followed my story all these years; can see where it is that I come from. I will take the mask off….and you will see me…the me that has created the who…..the who that is…oursoulspurpose.

This is a leap. I feel it is time to show you tell you where I come from and why it is that (I can say) I have walked the talk that I am forever writing about.  It is possible that you will see this story somewhere other than here, it is possible that I may go so big that it will be in print and that is where you will read it for the first time. BUT…what I will do, for you, is give you a taste…later . For now it is enough that I am here and I am committing to telling you more…to removing the mask and showing you; I really do practice what I preach!

Show you that there are things…reasons….actions…history…….monsters……that make me an authority on the subjects that I write about. Forgiveness…..Gratitude…. and unconditional love.

Kids……Love Your Parents!

 

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” – which is the first commandment with a promise – “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
Exodus 20:12

 

 

 

I do not think children respect or appreciate their parents enough. One day you will look around and they will no longer be there. It is easy to push that thought to the background, especially if you’re  young, but when you begin to reach middle age it becomes more of a real, and sometimes lingering thought, and not a passing one.  Not so easy to ignore!

My wish and prayer for today is that children will learn, sooner than later, how important their parents are to them. Truth is that if you would spend any amount of real-time thinking about it,  you will probably realize how important your parents are to your life!  And remember once they are gone, they are gone.

Your parents are your parents; like it or not your parents were instrumental in making you who you are, even if only for the fact that they were instruments used by God to get you here. Your parents are human beings with issues and childhoods…you are not the only person who has a story! We all have a story and they have theirs.  Why do I say this? Because so many of us want to hold our parents responsible for the problems, pain, sad times…etc….of our lives. I totally get it….I really do!! But at some point we need to realize that they have  their own stories, they had parents, parents who raised them a certain way and they are doing the best that they can with the tools they were given ( at being parents.)  I KNOW this is hard for some to accept; some people are not ready to hear or accept this idea. Trust me when I say that one day, if you want it to, it will all make sense! Really it will!

Just keep growing, keep educating yourself and you will learn how to accept things that seem impossible today. We are all in charge of creating our own lives by the choices that we make!!

Love and Peace~ Christine