Wow! Have you ever been really inpsired by someone else's words? I sure have! Both in a bad way and in a good way. Earlier this week, I was hurt by someone else's words and I gave those words power in a way they didn't deserve. Have you ever been there before? Someone casts harsh judgement on you without a valid reason? Have you ever listened to that little voice in your head that feeds on it, pushes your fears and doubts and insecurities forward to give them power? I have been here before, we all face these demons at times, don't we!
Last night, I was IM'ing with my good friend Cedara and she suggested I read our friend Jodi's blog http://sugarplumstitcheshome.blogspot.com/ about something else. Well sometimes our friends hearts guide us to a place we need to be. Because as soon as I started reading Jodi's blog, I felt so much better. She is a great example of a wonderful mom, who is single and raises her children on her own. She has so much light and love in her posts about her children and the other sweet kids in her life. If you ever had the chance to meet Jodi in person, that is who she is. They aren't just 'words' - they are how she lives her life. She inspired me sooooo very much last night.
Suddenly I 'got it' - the reason why I was giving those harsh words power. I was letting the 'nastiness' create more nastiness in my life; I was letting those words feed on my fears. Well I also got that I didn't need to do it anymore! It's my choice how to live my life every day and I am chosing to live with love and light. Life passes us so quickly - why do I need to spend anymore time on the ugly when there's so much love around me?
Thanks for letting me share this! And to Jodi - thank you for sharing yourself so openly. You made a difference for me. I love you girl! XOXOXO!
And if ever you are confronted with the choice of harsh vs. love - my wish is that you will take the road of love. Your words may affect someone more than you know; choose love!
Thrift Store finds over the summer.
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