Saturday, January 15, 2011
Admiration....me? What do I want to be admired for...I believe ultimately, it's that I am a good person who strives for wholeness. A good parent....good friend...one who can be relied upon. I think in our busy world, it is difficult to remember the values that make us who we are. We get wrapped up in our lives and who we are within those lives. Are we truly who we want to be within those lives? Sometimes we don't know until we are thrust out of the comfort zone...oftentimes in ways that cause us great pain and sorrow. But when we re-emerge, we often find a blossom about to bloom...a person we haven't seen in a while or maybe never at all. A person who wants fullness and passion and independence. A person who can mingle confidently amongst a crowd of new people and know that she is worthy, and interesting, and good, and at peace with herself. I want to be known for someone who is comfortable in their own skin...someone who has values and abides by them...someone who loves and breaths in life's passions....someone who wants to raise her children to be empathetic lovers of life and all that it has to offer. While there is much pain and suffering in our world, let us not forget the light at the end of the tunnel and that our journey is about finding the light, and refinding the light even through periods of sadness.