I was looking through a book called Wit & Wisdom of Women, http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6378360-wit-and-wisdom-of-women, it was a gift given to me for my 50th birthday present. It is a small book that you can flip through in a matter of about 20 minutes because on each page there is but one quote from a woman to women. The one that struck me tonight was by Marilyn Greist(http://www.careersystemsintl.com/PDF/Dev_Eng_Cause_Effect_021606.pdf) and it reads "Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up." That one quote made me stop flipping through the book and think and smile because it is absolutely true. The very next thought I had was "if you do nothing, nothing will get done" and with that thought I grabbed a post-it wrote it down, grabbed my laptop and began to write. That quote popped out of my brain "If you do nothing, nothing will get done." I then went and googled Marilyn Greist and came up with the above link. Check it out when you get some time. She seems like someone I would love to listen to and learn from about the human experience and its interaction in the work place.
In chatting with my sister and 3 of my girlfriends all during this week and each time, the conversation centered around what kind of life do you really want? What kind of relationship do you want? What do you want out of life? And if you want different, only you can change it. The mind is powerful. With one thought an entire life can be transformed, if followed up by action. We can talk about something until we are blue in the face and still at the end of the conversation if their has been no movement it has just been an interesting philosophical conversation. A dream with no tangible goals, no deadlines is still a dream.
My belief that all things are possible with God always stays with me. I know that without Him in my life, my life would be a series of one step up and two steps back. For me it has been progressive. Yes there have been some major setbacks and times when I thought that my heart was literally being torn out of my chest; however somewhere deep down inside I knew that in time it would pass. I didn't know when, I just knew it would pass. I knew that if I kept getting up, going to work, taking care of my children, my health and doing the next thing that came up, that somehow things would eventually work out. During those times of sadness, I turned to the pen and paper. I wrote, I doodled, I wrote some more. As I grew stronger, I purposed myself to be on purpose. To think about what I wanted and to write it down and to keep what is written in a place that I can see so that it becomes ingrained into my mind as a vision that will be seen by me and then by others.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. If not now, when? I live believing that the gifts God gives us are to be used, are to be nurtured and are to be tested to create in each one of us a passion, a reason for living and for being on this earth.
For me writing is my passion. It grounds me and allows me to transform my thoughts into the words that mean so much to me and at times my words touch others.