Each day we face obstacles, challenges, and choices and each day we choose which of those lessons we will accept. We are like a river, flowing and making it's path through life. The weather may change giving us more water than we can handle and we may overflow a bit, while at other times it may seem there is hardly enough to keep moving. The wounds of our past can create rocks or even dams that stir or stop the flow. During these challenges, one of the most beautiful gifts is to allow ourselves to be vulnerable. Asking for help, seeking comfort or encouragement, and taking the time to refocus are the best gifts during this time. These all require a certain level of vulnerability to be expressed and a certain level of support to be sought. We were meant to live this life together. While we have our individual personalities and purposes, we are not meant to navigate this life alone. There are different ways this support and connection may look, depending on your own needs and wants. Love comes in a millions shapes, sizes, and styles. Connections come in even more. The vulnerability of letting someone in and seeing our deepest fears, daily worries, and the old scars is our biggest asset and our most impressive strength. Learning to communicate that vulnerability is an art. One that I have not mastered but constantly practice. But in opening to that vulnerability, I find peace, love, comfort, and acceptance on a much deeper level. The more open we are the more of us we allow to be loved. Who in your life are you able to be vulnerable with and show your heart? How is that received? Are you open about what you need? I'm so grateful to open to my fiancÃ© about my fears and insecurities. I'm grateful to share with him what I need both from myself and from him. I'm grateful to have those words received and those requests met with so much more love than I even imagined. I'm so grateful to have found a healthy, loving relationship where we can both be vulnerable and both be supportive of that triumph. I'm grateful to be blessed with an amazing support network in my life on different levels and for different situations. I'm grateful to know I am supported and loved. I'm grateful to be here for others both in my personal life and as a professional so others may find the triumph in vulnerability. I'm grateful to be a sounding board, mentor, and coach for those wanting to uplift their lives. I'm grateful to know from experience what it is like to open that door of vulnerability and the changes and triumphs it provides. Who do you choose to be in your support network? Do you know in your heart that you are not alone? May your day be blessed with loving support and the gift of being vulnerable and accepted. Have a beautiful day!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.