Last night we began the destruction of the back deck. It is rotting and full of holes and could be considered a hazard. Underneath the deck is a small patio that existed before the deck, many years ago. In my mind I could not help but draw the correlation between the deck and my beliefs. The last couple days I have talked about recreating the stories I tell myself and opening the doors to all the new possibilities that are open to me. As I tear down and discard the old stories that no longer serve me, there is the foundation of my beliefs at the core. In many cases this is where religion serves people. The belief that God is love, everything is love, and I am supported in this love are my foundation. As I take down those old stories and find that foundation, I know I will begin to build again. I know new stories will reframe my interpretations and understanding of this world. This time I choose to have those stories be less rigid, more fluid and flexible to serve my growing understanding and insights to the world I have created for myself. I'm grateful to find the courage and strength to tear down the old deck and see its weaknesses. I'm grateful to find the courage to tear down some of my old beliefs that were no longer serving my best interests. I'm grateful to find that there is always a solid foundation beneath. I'm grateful that foundation is built in love. I'm grateful to begin building a new deck that is more suited for my boyfriend and my new life together. I'm grateful to have both of our ideas combined together to create something amazing. And I'm grateful for the new, more fluid stories I will create for myself while keeping my eyes open to the truth that they are stories that can be recreated and redefined at any time. I'm grateful to allow a more flexible frame around my views and even open it completely to new possibilities. I'm grateful for this beautiful world I live in that is always showing me reflections of myself. I'm grateful for the reassurance of my dreams that my spirit animals are always here with me. And I'm grateful for the clouds drifting over head in an orange glow as the sun begins to rise. It is a beautiful day to rebuild. It is a beautiful day to believe. It is a beautiful day to find gratitude in my reflections. What needs rebuilt in your life? How can destruction be a new promise? What truth do you hold at the foundation? Whatever your foundation, may you find love and comfort there. May you see the reflections in your world and be filled with gratitude. I'm so grateful to share this day with you. I hope you use it to build something amazing. Have a beautiful day!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.