It Is Who I Am.

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Last night just before getting ready for bed I wrote a status update on FB that got me to thinking.

About ME.

I am the best possible version of me that I can be. I wake up each morning and I start my day with (literally) a song on my lips. I sing a song, I hum a tune, I voice my thoughts; whichever the case; it is a song of love to God. I am grateful. It is who I am.

Did I start out that way? I wish I could say that I was born with a smile on my lips; maybe I was? But that aside, no I was not one of those forever happy people all my life. But I got happy. As I turned 40 I realized my life needed to change. Actually it happened more around 38. But anyway, it happened and that is the point. I had no idea what kind of change that would be, I didn’t know what it would look like, but as time passed and I read and listened to spiritual based books and podcasts ( I devoured these types of media for years…still do) things did begin to change.

And I got grateful. It began with learning to forgive and turned into gratitude real quick. The funny thing is it all started with the two most powerful words out there….”thank you”   I said it, every morning, whether I felt it or not and that simple act changed my life my …. forever.

It’s been 7 years since I truly put that practice into place….and I am who I am. Today I make no apologies for who I am, yet sometimes people get mad or irritated by my outlook on life. Isn’t that funny? People get mad at me for being happy and positive.  Why? Well sometimes they claim I am not who I say I am and sometimes they say that I am unrealistic, not living in reality, burying my head in the sand. Whichever the case all I can say is ” It is Who I Am” and I love me.

I do no harm.

Will I run across people who will say I do harm because they feel inferior (not my doing) or because they are so angry they can’t see love but only adversary? Yes, I will always run into those types of people, and so will you, it is what it is. I am who I am. And I am happy, grateful, joyful, and feel loved, always.

And above all else I will continue to ask God- “Whats next? Where do YOU want me today? How may I serve?”  And that makes me happy beyond measure. And I will not let anyone steal that feeling away from me.

I pray for everyone to feel this way.

 

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.

Who DO I think I AM!?

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Who AM I? Why do I think I have something to say that you may want to hear? Why do I think I matter in the grand scheme of things?  Why indeed!

I have a dream. I’m told that my dreams matter, that my dreams are important and they matter. They are dreams that will change the world. I may only change my part of the world, but change it I will.

Who told me this? And why should I listen? Well first and foremost God told me this

Exodus 4:11 “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go. I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”  Now I know this was to Moses, when God asked him to do something he felt he could not do because he was “slow of tongue”, but I choose to use this scripture to remind me that God will put the words in my mouth;the words He wants me to say and you to hear.

Also, I’m told by authors galore!! And motivational speakers, they tell me how I can do anything I put my mind to! I hear Wayne Dyer talk of “Wishes Fulfilled”, Denis Waitley tells me “If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad” And Napoleon Hill  says “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”

I have heard Impossible is not a word! With God all things are possible! I can go on and on…..

So, why do I think I have something to say that you will want to hear and will change the world? Because I’m told so!

And I have faith and I believe what I’ve been told! These things that I hear over and over! I believe….