I read something this morning that was a reminder of a couple of things:
- The need to breathe and take time to appreciate my life as it is; AND
- The need to start with where I am... "Here" is okay!
The saying I read was that "the forest would be pretty silent if the only birds who sang were the ones with the best voice." I thought that was an amazing perspective that truly illustrated the point that we are all blessed and that we all have something to GIVE. But more than that, it reminded me too that IF we simply CHOOSE to sing - to belt out our own verse without fear, without hesitation - to just stand and sing in our moment, in our present we get to experience the miracle of our own voice. Our own power... because I truly believe we all have something to SAY.
Now I can't sing a note but I will SO sing along to a song at the top of my voice in my car when I'm alone! And how fun is that when we do it? To just be uninhibited in our present! To laugh at ourselves and to experience the joy that comes with taking a moment to pause and appreciate where I am in my life right now! Now imagine if the song on the radio was one YOU wrote!
You are the author of your life's song.
SING in your car, in your shower, in your living room! (Do the Risky Business "Old Time Rock-n-Roll" dance in your OWN living room one night!)
Find your voice.
Take time to PAUSE and consider Who you Are and What you have going for you already. Set aside the constant criticism of what you think you don't have and focus on what you DO! PAUSE... and allow yourself to SMILE.
You'll find that regardless of the circumstances you may be facing, you really do have a great life overall.
Choose to celebrate that - even for just ONE day. ONE hour.
We all have a song to sing. What's yours??
THINK. WRITE. BELIEVE. ACT.