You have the power within you. Those words might be the only mantra I need for life. Now that I realize their truth, they are my answer for everything.
I've been wearing the ruby slippers for years and hadn't realized their power. My power.
To do Anything. Everything. or Nothing.
Why did I spend so many years giving up my power to others? Questioning my own intuition. Thinking I needed someone else's buy in to my ideas to make things happen. Why didn't I trust myself more?
I do now and I am not about to give up that power again.
In recent weeks I have recognized my ability to be fully me. To say yes when I mean yes, and no when I mean no. To go forward when I recognize that I am on the right path. To be connected with others when I want to and also to recognize my body's warning signs when I need time to dis "connect", or to as I call it "turtle in". To see the positive in the situations around me where I once might have focused on the negative.
Life is so much less complicated now. The drama is outside of my bubble. I have an inner peace that rocks.
Today I sat outside and appreciated the beauty of the lake before me. I appreciated the fantastic life I have been blessed to live. My beautiful talented soft-hearted boys, my gorgeous husband, my often crazy family who make me laugh and cry, and the many "others" who think that I am something special and call upon me to be their safe haven.
The sheer wonder of such a great life caused tears to leak. No one was around to see or notice, so I'm sharing that secret with you.
I'm not sure why I ever lost the ability to appreciate every. single. thing. about my life, but I am sure glad that gratitude is back in full force.
Happy. Happy. Happy. And so fully blessed!