It’s another 4th of July…
As I reflect on this day known for barbecues, time with the family, and being poolside, my mind wanders. Independence – freedom – the pursuit of happiness. It’s quite ironic that a few days ago I was reflecting on the season of life that I am in. It is a period where I am finally and truly open to change, growth, and releasing the past! So this year is a bit special. July 4th will not only be a time for remembering the freedoms fought for and that we’re still striving for, but it will also signify a turning point my life.
Moving on to the new can be a very daunting and overwhelming task! Most may opt to remain with the familiar. However happiness, true happiness can only be obtained when we are free – when we allow ourselves the chance to seek the things that encourage our inner passions, creativity, and spirit.
This Independence Day I am channeling the sage wisdom and bravery of my ancestors to walk courageously into happiness!
So what is the first step on the path to happiness?
It is letting go of the past hurts, pains, and even regrets… this first step is often the HARDEST but it is necessary!
I give myself permission to be happy
I give myself permission to be free
I give myself permission to be whole
I forgive those who have hurt me and …
I liberate myself from feeling any further self-blame that I allowed them to hurt me
I am eager to see the amazing new things that will walk into my life because I am a new me. Marriage, babies, publishing books, and amassing wealth… an exciting time is on the horizon, indeed!
Well that’s my Independence story, what’s yours? What are you focused on this Fourth of July? Will you take a moment to reflect on what new pursuits will add flavor to your own life?
I hope you do!
“One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Amen”
Life According to Me,