SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED - Thinking Positive
We have all been here. At one time in our lives we jump forward and leave the fear behind. Whether it is a job, a situation, a relationship, or anything else that has laid dormant for quite a while. Right now I see so much change around me. I see a lot of people moving around, making big life changes and moving forward to a different life. It is not because a lot of them have pushed themselves to new beginnings, but it is mostly because situations have forced them to change. They have had no choice.
The world is a different place now. The economy has turned a lot of peoples lives upside down. Quite a few friends of mine have lost so much and when I get really scared, I look at my favorite quote and I recite it and post it over and over again wherever I can. This quote brings me great calm and reminds me of my strength.
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."
I have clung to this quote quite a lot lately. It started with the fact that I have been helping a lot of people close to me and sometimes I feel overwhelmed and my foundation has been "shakin." That is the reason for this title. We all feel at times of our lives a bit "shakin" but what "stirs" me is a whole different thing all together. For something to "stir" me it has to hit deep.
Lately I have been "stirred" like James Bond's favorite drink. The way I look at life is constantly changing. It is as if my time has come and I am preparing myself for bigger and better things. Things that move my heart and my passion all at the same time. I am reaching out to people and have brought in such wonderful human beings in my life. I have such good and caring friends who have assured me that they "have my back." This means more to me then everything because deep down all I have ever wanted was to be loved.
It is hard to realize that when my mother died that a lot of love was taken away and then I spent most of my life trying to bring it back and hoping that I had nothing to do with the love that was lost. As a child I was so full of love but I hid it from a lot of people because I was scared and I knew that it could be taken away at anytime. Relationships with men would come and go and I was part of it because somewhere along the line I just shut off. Eventually I learned that this was a protective mechanism that was deep in my core. One day I woke up and finally realized that I had to stop blaming myself for everything and except the fact that it was never "just me."
So we all go through "blame." We have to find our way and accept the change. We have to accept the fact that we are all in it together and the support is very important. I feel the most love when I give to others and I have always been a giver. At one point I thought I was selfish until I had my children and I always put them first nomatter what. This was when I found myself and wanted to know more about the "giving me." So, in these trying times it is really important to support friends and family in a big time of change. Even virtual friends too. Infact I have felt so much love from "virtual friends" lately. Some I have known in person and some that I do not, but the love is there and I will take it however I can.
I have connected to some amazing people and I am enjoying it so much. So, if you are going through a lot of change in your life....just remember to reach out to someone you love or cares for you. Life is short and we are all in this together.
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