At a young age, we begin the habit of limping in order to harmonize with friends, our family, a job, a social order. By the time we’re adults, it’s become so much a part of us that we do it unthinkingly—automatically. To stop doing it now would be jolting because we’re used to it. But it’s limping. And limping doesn’t make us happy . . . it does the opposite.
My friend, Pat, limped for the greater share of her life. Instead of warmly accepting herself—enjoying her uniqueness—she spent most of her days hunkered down, feeling inferior, seemingly ashamed of who she was. Fearful of others’ negative opinions, she was careful about what she said and did. Submerging her true essence, she presented everyone with a watered-down version of herself. But something happened that changed all that. I call it a gift—so did Pat. Click here and read her heartfelt story.
Well-being is the reward for doing the things that feed our spirit. When circumstances prevent us from doing that, we need to very quickly tackle those roadblocks to the ground. Everyday we struggle for our life. Not necessarily because we might die … at least not physically. Our essential self—that spark within each of us—fights to stay alive.
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Once again, I thank Tracie Louise Photography for another stunning image.
2 responses to “Don’t Settle for a Ho-hum Life”
I know that feeling oh so well… having lived it for over 40 years. But now, even though the odds of success are firmly stacked against me.. I WILL NEVER give up trying. I have something to contribute to the world, and I am damn determined to do just that. Great post 🙂
Thanks so much, Tracie! But please explain how “the odds of success are firmly stacked against” you.