Through time and space, I arrive anxious and uncertain. I am in a dark place, isolated by my own doing. I controlled the launch. I selected the destination. Fear of asphyxiation lies right outside the comfort of my shuttle.
What if I’m not ready?
What if I’m not good enough?
Often times, this is what self questioning and depreciation can feel like. We retreat to the darkest places of our mind, only to be met by irrational fears and a contorted view of our reality. We may not travel to Mars but these thoughts certainly can make us feel hundreds of millions of miles from anyone who can help or understand. The same two questions presented prior to any kind of major change or transition in our lives. These questions, have an answer.
You are ready.
You are good enough.
You were born for this.
I step out on to the surface of the foreign planet. The sun, warming my suit and finally reaching this side of Mars. I grow more confident with each motion forward. I forge a new path in a strange place leaving behind the comfort of my ship.
As the old adage goes, we don’t know unless we try. Words of change fill and circle my mind like wind trapped in a bottle. The journey will not be easy. The answers we seek may not always be clear. But we must begin if we wish to find our way. Indecision and complacency leave us stranded in the recess of our minds, on the cold side of distant planets.
Begin today, and do it with gratitude for what got you here.
Today I’m Grateful For…
- Clear blue skies and warm spring days
- The sound of the wind, a song and a reminder
- Creative outlets and opportunities
- Coaches, teachers, mentors, and role models
- Late night ice cream
- A couple deep breaths when I need them
- Time to reflect and decide
- Inspiration, in all its forms
- My family and the support they provide
- The here and now, this present moment
Check out my first blog 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I started writing about gratitude and why I want you to start writing a list of your own.
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