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