Be True To Yourself
Be true to yourself. Follow your heart and pursue your passions. Don't let others dictate how you should live your life. I personally believe that we'll be much happier looking back on a life lived authentically, even if it wasn't completely what we hoped for or easy.
I've learned to never ever lose hope despite what I may go through in life. I truly believe anything is possible for those who believes even in our darkest moments and there's always a chance of our situation and circumstances we may find ourselves in at times improving for the better.
I've come to realize that we all have similarities despite our differences. I believe we all want to experience real love and be at peace, not war and have courage and be free from pain and suffering. Love is so darn precious, beautiful and powerful beyond anything we've hoped for or can imagine. It's so much more than mere spoken words just to satisfy a soul. The word 'I Love You' from the heart can mean the world to someone and truly make a difference in their lives.
I think about what a wonderful world this could be if we learned to share those things that matters most like expressing and showing love, gratitude, appreciation, saying the words 'Thank you,' Pardon me,' Please forgive me,' Help me,' and I forgive you.'
My many years of working in the fields of law enforcement, the homeless population and trauma informed care have truly inspired me, challenged me, and completely changed my life forever more. I'm living my life with intentionality. I don't take waking up or anything thing or anyone for granted. I'm no longer holding back and I'm embracing my moments small or big, my heart and loving on me each and every single day. I'm walking in my truth and I'm not seeking permission to do so. I recognize my blessings. I know my purpose. My worth. And I've elevated to being my best self. I don't take the life I've been given for grated for I know without a shadow of a doubt that it's a precious gift.'
Don't be afraid to face your truth, fears and embrace your vulnerabilities. For these are the things that helps us to grow and make us human and continue to connect us to many others. There's something about being in love with yourself, real, flawed, raw, free and beautiful all in one. We've been granted the power to not just create the life we want for ourselves but to walk in it and live it to the fullest as well. We get to choose the direction in which we wish to travel. We can make that decision at any time and right now starting today.
I've learned to place my focus on the things I can control and to continue working towards filling my days with joy, happiness, love, forgiveness and peace the very things that makes me feel most alive right here and now. We all have a purpose, and our lives matter. We all want to be loved, appreciated, connected to something other than ourselves, seen, heard but truly listened to and not misunderstood or taken for granted. We're all perfectly flawed human beings searching to find ourselves and meaning in this sometimes, chaotic, unfair and divided world. It's not over, until it's over!