I’m Not Weak…..

Enjoying the sunI can remember once telling a friend (someone I also thought of as a business partner) that I felt a deep knowing that I needed others to make my dreams happen. That, in essence, it takes a village to create change. I remember when I shared this with her it was met with dismay; and outright shock, as if it were a weakness. I can remember her feelings were that I didn’t need anyone else to create change, that I could do it alone, and how sad it was that I felt the way I did.

Looking back I know that I felt shame at that time. I felt a real weakness created in me because of her reaction. Of course this was my issue; how she felt about the subject doesn’t have anything to do with me. Well….other than the fact that it was about 2 weeks later that we dissolved our friendship and our partnership (if indeed there ever was a real partnership). We definitely were/ are not compatible or of like mind. But that is how life happens; you weed out the people who you do not serve and who do not serve you.

I now know that this desire in me to have other people around me, people who I can collaborate with, is not a weakness; it is a strength! I am not afraid to let others shine for the good of the whole! I want to create change! And if it takes a village then please……lead me to the village!

Peace!

 

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Morning Prayers…………

Prayer of St. Francis

Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring your love.
Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord,
And where there’s doubt, true faith in you.

Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope.
Where there is darkness only light,
And where there’s sadness ever joy.

Oh Master, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console.
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love with all my soul.

Make me a channel of your peace.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
In giving of ourselves that we receive,
And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

To Forgive………….

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Forgive….
for….give…..
to give? Yes…to give the gift of peace. To forgive is to find peace….for you. Maybe as a bonus someone else will find peace….but truly, it is for YOU!

I have always said that holding onto unforgivness is like a poison to ourselves. It hurts us more than it can ever hurt another. The anger, grudge,hurt,pain….will all eat at our soul. These emotions will work on our heart until it is as hard as a stone and that is a place that is difficult to come back from. Although with God all things are possible so I know we can.

Forgiveness,gratitude, and love….are the most important things, in my opinion, in our lives. If we choose to practice these three things we will be walking with God and can do anything.

It’s what I believe.

I’m a pretty simple person. 🙂

I send love to you today!  I’m filled with gratitude for my life and for having God in it.