Change comes with growth.
This was written by a client of ours. They were brave enough to share with us, and we wanted to pass it along.
It’s ok and good to let things and others challenge you, but why stop there? Challenge yourself. What makes you who you are? You have to develop your own identity, the real you is who you are when nobody is watching. Just think what the world would be like if people had not challenged thoughts, segregation would still exist, gay rights wouldn’t exist, and so much more! We all deserve the right to shine and sparkle. I love the night sky, the stars and moon are breathtaking! I want to find my shine, my sparkle, and hope others will see it. When darkness creeps in, I hope to be a star for others……that twinkle, the sparkle, a little glimpse of shine. The world, and some people in the world, has become beautiful from challenging thoughts and opinions, think your own thoughts don’t let others think for you. I try to challenge myself as much as possible. Truth is, life has a funny way of challenging us. Sometimes I feel like I am being bullied by life lol. Like seriously, how much more can I take!?!?! But, I get up, brush myself off, and get that sparkle right back on! (I swear I’m a unicorn fart lol) Another truth is, I’m only human, full of flaws, but that HAS to be ok and IS ok. I want to learn to give forgiveness, even if it’s not asked for, and to forgive myself, at least I’m trying, it would be a failure knowing I never tried…. I’m doing fairly ok with this on both ends of the spectrum. Self preservation has become a bit of an issue for me lately, it’s like kicked into overdrive because of letting the wrong people in, I feel like my walls and kingdom have been invaded, so my walls are quickly turning into a fortress…back up to my tower I go, some people will cut you open just to watch you bleed, but I try to remember and keep telling myself that people change, I mean even Satan used to be an angel, perfect people don’t exist so you can’t pretend to be one. Mistakes can make you grow, but it doesn’t mean that you have to make friends with the mistakes, you can learn and grow from them. Anyone can take your life, but not what you believe in. I keep telling myself to not let fear destroy me, I can’t let others break the lens I see the world through. If I want to be a better person I can’t let negative thoughts and feelings take control of me. Anger is a liar that has no respect. I can’t fall in love with my pain or invite regrets in and cuddle with them. Because if I do that happiness won’t have a place to come to and joy won’t find a way in. I really want to make an impact in life. Life is too short to let it pass you by. I know I could die at any moment. So it would be nice when I die to know that I lived for a reason.
Just call me Gypsy