|Hi. Thank you for joining me today!
To live mindfully present, I chose to drop “my story”– my yesterdays–to focus on creating within this very moment that I am in. To allow you to identify with some parts of Me that don’t live in these pages, I’ve updated my About Joy and This Blog page. Since I updated it, I have received many emails of surprise.
A few years ago, there were moments in my life I lay on a huge rock at the end of the jetty just wishing a wave would crash over me and wash me out to sea. I thought physical death would be preferable to the emotional suffocating I allowed as I was in an abusive relationship I could see no end to. Fast forward to a few years later, when diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer, and I found myself wanting to live fully.
My sole purpose in sharing bits of “my story” with you is to encourage you where you are at, whatever you are in, exactly as you are…to take that first step to create this moment in the best way for you. To listen to your heart whispers. To dance, laugh, play, love, rejoice. I have been there..in the land of compromise… to stay alive, focusing on breath as a way to exist..and now I am here, living the life of my dreams..
It takes one step..and we are all here for each other..You don’t have to be discouraged or despondent to change your life..you may be peace filled and care free and want to enrich your already overflowing life in some way..
This day I celebrate the release of “my story”…I love myself and who I am…I radiate peace, joy, love, passion, kindness, faith, hope, laughter, Light.. and I think Maya Angelou’s poem describes exactly how I feel: “phenomenal”…I Light up my space, wherever that space is..and when I interact with you there is a feeling of Love, refreshing peace, joy….I own that fully…I celebrate that! I celebrate my body– I allow it to move me through many diverse activities: belly dancing, hiking, kayaking, running along the beach…I don’t hide my being, I don’t hide my body…I embrace it all….
by Maya Angelou
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I walk into a room
Men themselves have wondered
Now you understand
*You* are phenomenal…tell me what part of *you* are you celebrating today?