“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
As I get older, clarity is both humbling and inevitable. You discover that life’s purpose is to serve others, love unconditionally and find contentment in the small things. You let go of seeking approval from those who will never find it within you. You cherish the few that you are fortunate enough to call family, as blood doesn’t determine who God created your family to be.
You discover that you have a better relationship with your own heart; you trust its instincts and follow its guidance. And you become more selective as to whom you share it with. It’s been broken and battered, but it beats regardless of life’s treacherous events…it has survived.
You realize that it’s essential to ask for forgiveness from those you have hurt, to gracefully forgive the people who have scarred you; but most importantly you bravely find forgiveness within yourself for the self-inflicted pain and insecurities that have tarnished your well-being.
It’s time to live, free of the barriers that guarded you from the world. Life is short; celebrate every glorious day that you are blessed with.