It’s an expression that bears repeating again and again and again…
“Life works…when you work.”
Don’t be a quitter. Read some of the previous posts. Get a journal. Document your feelings. Set goals and review your previous journal entries.
Life really doesn’t have to be hard. Yes, there are setbacks. Those of us who work on this blog have experienced the death of a child, the repeated loss of jobs, betrayal of friends, tight budgets.
But none of that means we need nor should give up our dreams. In fact, it’s like writing exquisite poetry. Talk to any professional poet. Often they will tell you it is when they are writing to the tightest forms of poetry that their work shines the truest.
So no matter what you’ve faced in the past, you mustn’t give up. You can’t! The world needs you. We need you: your perspective, your creative works, your gifts, your talents.
When faced with despair or difficulty of the largest kind, please do remember this: life works when you work. And when you show up each day ready to at least try, THAT, my friend, is when the pain will ease and when you can find love and hope and balance once again.
Along the lines of our last blog post (singing and swinging into your perfectly fitting “slippers”), remember this: Imitation is death.
Why is that? Well, many reasons…some thoughts of which you could share that would be better than the ones we might have. But when you are trying to imitate the life or the talents or the style of another individual, you are starving that which was meant to be born from within you!
Have you heard of the concept of “turgidity”? When a plant’s turgidity is high, it means it has ample fluid hydrating its cells. When the turgidity is low, it simply means the plant is desperately thirsting for water.
Have you been starving your life’s cells pining for the mission, life call, or talents of another? We submit that when you take time to journal each day about your life, about the abundances you choose to notice, and about the good things you do, you will begin to water and feed your own “plant.” Your emotional, social, spiritual, and physical turgidity will increase.
And that, my friend, is a very good place to be. So go get happenin’ with that plant water for your soul!
You have your own path. Not that of another.
Think about the ugly stepsisters. Perhaps if they had been less interested in trying to squish their feet into Cinderella’s slipper they might have found a pair of their own.
Are you trying to squish your feet into the slipper of another? Why not take some time this week to journal on that thought?
Are you trying to live a life that someone else is called to live? Do you have talents that need to “sing” or “swing” in their own way? What are they? Take some time to journal about these thoughts. You may be surprised at what comes to you!