Today I am smiling from the inside out.
It is the end of a week in which I announced my intentions to close yet another chapter of my life, in order that I might move closer towards those passions and dreams that define the essence of who I am; In order that I might serve others in a way that draws on my life experience and lessons, too.
To align my dreams with my strengths and my values.
To move away from those ‘safe’ external definitions of success and worth, to someplace infinitely more meaningful…
My heart space.
In doing so,
Courage has been met with respect, once-silenced dreams have resurged in others, while tenacious resolve continues to open the door of opportunity.
Through all of it,
I have learned.
I have stretched.
I have GROWN.
I have navigated difficult and trying waters and I have made it through this storm.
For this journey taken within,
I am now stronger, wiser, and more compassionate than ever.
I am a more thankful than ever before, too.
For the gifts of Faith and courage and strength;
But most importantly,
For the blessing of those with whom I journey.
Each of you.
All of you.