Let’s talk about “the stuff.” You know what I mean, the stuff that haunts your dreams and keeps you up at night. The “stuff” that makes you think “I shouldn’t have done that, I should have done things differently and I wish I could go back in time.”
That’s the stuff I’m talking about. It’s the stuff that we have to let go of because we can’t fix it, we can’t change it and we can’t take it back. It’s that kind of “stuff.”
We’re human. We make mistakes even when we’re trying to do it right. We make the wrong choices even though we thought that they were right. And we make decisions that we think are right for everyone concerned that turn out not to be.
I go to bed some nights with “the stuff.” And I don’t like it, not one bit. But I know it’s the “stuff” that got me here, that taught me to do things differently and taught me to forgive myself.
Tonight when you go to sleep, let go of the “stuff.” The “stuff” is old, it’s in the past and it can’t be changed or undone.
Go to sleep tonight with gratitude that you’re still here to deal with the “stuff,” gratitude to forgive it, and gratitude for life giving you the ability to learn from it and not make the same mistake twice.
We all have “stuff.”
Tonight let’s put that “stuff” to rest and love ourselves for all that we’ve lived through, all that we’ve learned and all the good “stuff” we can put out into the world because of it.
Anyone feeling a bit lonely today? Need someone to vent to or just be there with a listening ear? I’m your girl today.
And I’m your girl because there have been days when I’ve needed someone to be there as well.
We are all humans trying to get through this life the best that we can. We try to live each day to its fullest and live in a life of gratitude.
But then we get hit with a “not so good day” and all that positive stuff goes out the window.
And that’s okay as long as you don’t stay out of the window too long.
I don’t have to know you personally to love you. I don’t have to know you personally to understand you. And I don’t have to know you personally to be there for you.
I love you because you’ve been supportive of me. I understand you because we’ve all been in a difficult place in our lives and lived through it together. And I’ll always be there for you because you’ve always been there for me.
Thank you for your love. Thank you for your supportive comments. And thank you for being there on my difficult days because you turned them into good days.
There are days that we all need someone to lean on.
I’m so pleased and grateful to those of you who have read and loved my new novel, “The Mind of a Heart.” The reviews on Amazon and Barnes and Noble are beautiful and I had to share this one that I received today.
Writing is truly my passion and knowing that so many of you have enjoyed this labor of love of mine is confirmation that I’m on the right path.
I’m working diligently on the sequel of this book and looking forward to releasing “One Last Look” in early 2024.
Thank you to those of you who read the book and left a review. Feedback is important to me and I am so happy at what I’m hearing and reading.
“Each time that I write something I find a piece of myself that I didn’t know was missing.” ~Anne Dennish~
Life as a writer is interesting. I’m always listening to what other people are saying and watching their body language. I love having conversations with people that I just meet and hearing their stories. And with each story I write, I learn something new about myself. I learn about a piece of myself that I didn’t even know was missing.
This is life. It’s learning lessons that we didn’t even know needed to be taught. It’s listening with an open heart and mind. It’s an opportunity to change our perspective.
You don’t need to be a writer to experience these things. You need to be a human being that understands that this world is a gift to explore and that the people in it are the ribbons that wrap it all up.
Be open. Be aware. Be mindful.
This beautiful life that we are all given has so many surprises and gifts that we can’t even fathom…you just have to let it show you.
I was speaking to a good friend of mine yesterday and she said that she thought that my life was “a magic carpet ride.” And how right she is! So many amazing things have happened since my novel came out but it’s so much more…
Life is a “magic carpet ride” if we want it to be. So often we think that our lives are just living one day to the next but that’s not true. YOU have a life that is so much more! Each and every one of us has a life worthy of a “magic carpet ride.” Change your perspective on the mundane and look at the amazing. Look at how awesome your life truly is. Find at least one thing each day that is worthy of “a magic carpet ride!”
I don’t believe that any life is mundane or boring, that’s what we tell ourselves. Look deeper, look harder and truly see the magic that every day has to bring to you. Open your heart, open your eyes and open your minds! Look past the daily grind.
See your life as “an amazing carpet ride!”
Because it is.
And it is because you’re here to live it, see it, and feel it.
Try it! It’s worth the effort and it feels amazing!