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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Celebrating Life

I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.
~Bruce Lee~

This past weekend was about celebrating life with the women closest to me.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to spend time with all of them  but each and every one of them were in my thoughts.  I'm finding as I'm getting older I want to celebrate life's twists, turns, ups and downs... you know, the stuff that really matters!

By celebrating I don't mean with material things but by connecting with others and sharing what it is that makes us truly happy.  So many of us are trying to be someone we're not, going against the natural flow of who we are and what we believe. I'm tired of trying to impress others just to fit in, it's just too exhausting and it's suffocating me...who cares who's got the biggest house, nicest car, who had an affair, who seems full of themselves, or who goes on trips three times a year.  It's who we are and what speaks to our souls, and it's mirrored back to us in the way we treat ourselves and others. I'm tired of the game "To be the BEST you have to IMPRESS" if you don't like who i am or you're not wowed by my company...OH WELL!  I'm not interested in being the most exciting, funny, smart, beautiful or interesting person in your life but what does matter is that friends and family know I care deeply trust that I'm as an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on when they need one.

WARNING:  I'm not perfect and I WILL slip up from time to time... sometimes even the best of intentions fall short.  Lets make a promise to ourselves and each other to stop looking to others to to fill our cups up with happiness.  Only you can truly make yourself happy, I'm just here to share in the celebration and be the "lucky" one who get to walk beside you on your journey !!!

After reading this post I hope you'll find time to CELEBRATE Life and breathe in all the happiness you can!!!  xoxoxo


mairedodd said...

thank you - this is a beautiful post... and words we need to embrace...

PoetessWug said...

I do this every day...just be myself I mean. :-) I spent my 20s and part of my 30s trying to meld and bend to be what everybody else wanted me to be. It was EXHAUSTING!! Every since I started getting close to my 40s and now 50s my motto has been 'I'm just me! You don't have to like it. There's plenty of people who do!!...Or not! WHATEVER'!!! LOL

Joella said...

I'm coming up on my 40th next year!!! "CHEERS" to loving who we are and living life with no regrets :)

Diane said...

Oh yes, Joella--this made me smile, and it took me over 50 years to realize this--you're way ahead of the game!