I Have to be ME!

imperfectImperfect me! Loving and forgiving…. yet still me. Me being the person that is capable of love, gratitude, forgiveness AND at times susceptible to the world! Meaning I have an opinion and sometimes my opinion may not align with others. I have noticed lately that I have tried to censor myself to “fall in line” with the person I portray myself as through my writing.  I guess this is a normal thing to do, I am sure we all do this at times- lose ourselves in this world. For me I am holding myself to a level that pretty much guarantees I will fail from time to time.  I have realized I need to stop this. I need to embrace all of me, even the parts of me that have opinions on things that are not necessarily of a positive nature! While continuing to strive for a better moment, a better day, a better life!

I am always talking about being authentic and embracing who we are. Well I need to take my advice about this. I need to be OK with saying to others that at times, even though I am grateful and I do advocate a positive attitude, I still can have an opinion on the things of this world that are not necessarily surrounded by a positive vibe. We can’t exactly want to change things, say of a political nature, without talking about the politics. I have to be OK with that. I need to not be afraid of offending others; as long as I am offering my opinion in an open-minded and non judgmental way. I realize we all have opinions and we should be able to share those opinions to grow.

So while I advocate living a grateful life and a positive one, I do not live in a utopian world where bad things never happen. I realize the reality of life – to make an omelet some eggs will be broken!  It is what it is.

What I need is more confidence in the knowledge that I can live a gratitude-filled life without having to act as if I live in a Utopia; like there is no work that needs to be done.  There is work to be done and I am grateful for all the experiences I have as I do my work.

I can advocate love, gratitude, forgiveness and still speak up when I feel someone is being wronged; even if the situation surrounding that wronging is one of a negative nature. Such as our current political climate! It is hard to weigh in on a subject when the subject is just so negative in nature!

Of course this all comes with the caveat that I am not coming from a place of fear, anger, or hatred, and that is where the real work is! I need to come from a place of love. And in order to do this I must respond and not react. That is something I work on everyday.  I believe to be true to who I am, to live a truly authentic life, I need to master this way of living!

But this is me, not you. We all must walk our own path. But please do not mistake an opinion on a negative situation as a loss of my humanity.  ❤

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Happy New Years Eve! Here Comes 2013! Are You Ready?

2012

Well as they say “Out with the old, in with the new!” And so tonight ends the year 2012!! It has been an interesting year around the world! Politics, Olympics, weather, not to mention the terrible tragedies that have occurred this year! So much happened in 2012!

I am praying 2013 will be as eventful but hopefully for different reasons! I think 2012 was a very tumultuous year!  I am praying that 2013 will be a year of great change for all the right reasons!

In the meantime though, I wanted to say Happy New Years Eve!  If you go out to ring in the new year may you be safe and responsible if drinking! Designated drivers are all the rage…get one!  Have fun! Be safe, for you and for everyone else!

And if you are in the United States here is a number you can call for a tow and a ride home! Its offered by AAA and it is for real guys! So use it if you need to!  Print this number and put it in your pocket before you head out! And remember to make the best decisions for you, your friends and family!

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I will be back tomorrow to wish everyone a happy new year and I want to see you all here!! Be safe! Love to you all!

Peace and Love~ Christine

Wednesday Morning Can We Get Back To NORMAL?

 

I do not know why our country has to act so blessedly crazy in an election year! BUT….I just want to know 1 thing! Wednesday morning can we all just wake up, say a prayer for our president, and get back to getting along?

It is so sad the amount of my “friends” on Facebook and other Social Media sites that I have seen get angry and worse! Because they do not have the same political views!

I am tired of the division that our politics create in this country!

I am going to pray that we, as a country, try to figure out a way to proceed into the future as ONE country under God.

PEACE and Love ya all! ~ Christine