I know, it’s cliche, but Happy New Year y’all. Every year is filled with good and bad, happy and sad, births and deaths, love and hate, triumphs and tribulations. I’m wishing everyone more good than bad. All love, no hate. I’m hoping to continue learning valuable lessons about myself and continuing to grow more wise. I’ll continue to try and treat my mind and body with love and respect, at least as much as I am able. My challenge is always balancing my needs with those of the people around me. Keep reminding me, putting my needs first is not selfish, it’s the right thing to do.
I was “challenged” on Facebook to copy & paste the following. I don’t do that sort of thing. I really don’t care for Facebook actually. I keep it, I guess, because it allows me to see things about people that I might not normally get to see, like pictures of a friend’s baby, or my aunt’s new puppy. It would be difficult at this point to actually converse on the daily with the hundreds of people I care about, so Facebook and Instagram do serve a purpose for me.
Here’s the challenge…
“I have been on a journey for 40+ years (for me it would be 50+) with this woman…
I have allowed her to be broken.
I have allowed others to treat her disrespectfully.
I’ve seen her fall and STAND BACK UP SEVERAL TIMES and be a light for the world, and love others despite all of it.
She stood paralyzed by fear while she fought battles in her mind, heart, and soul.
This woman has made many bad decisions as a partner, mother, sister and as a friend.
She has trusted and believed in people who didn’t believe in her. She has loved people that didn’t care about her.
She has a smart mouth and a stubborn streak.
She has scars…
Some people love this woman, some like her, some don’t care for her at all and some hate her…..
She has done good in her life, and she has done not so good in her life.
Every mistake, failure, trial, disappointment, betrayal, success, joy, and achievement has made her into who she is today.
She’s not perfect. She struggles.
She is unstoppable, gracefully broken, but beautifully standing.
…and she will never stop learning, growing or moving forward…
she is me …….💗”
She is me, and you. She’s all of us. We’re all vulnerable. We all need love, and respect, and kindness, but most of all, we need to be kind to ourselves. Love ourselves. Take care of ourselves.
Peace out! ❤️