Thanksgiving Day 2009…
I didn’t know it then, but the Linda I am now… The strong, confident, fighter, survivor Linda… She was being born. It didn’t seem that way. I felt scared. I was alone. I covered for him so much that no one believed the fear I was living in. However, I am GRATEFUL for 2009. I am grateful that God kept me.
Today, as I prepare to get up in the morning and start cooking our 2011 Thanksgiving meal, I am thankful that ALL my children are with me. It’s the first year I will have all of them at the table for Thanksgiving since 2009. I am thankful for the people God put in my life, who “kept me”… Gloria Montalvo, Diana Cox, Deedra Hester, Jane Dunkleberger and others… I am thankful that I have a place to live. I am thankful for my peace of mind. I am thankful for that bachelors degree I received this past July. I am humbled daily when people call me or email me to tell me something I said changed their life. I am thankful that you’re reading this blog.
I am thankful for FEAR. I am very familiar with FEAR. I lived with FEAR probably my entire adult life. In the past, FEAR paralyzed me. It kept me stuck. It made me a prisoner of my circumstances. Today, I recognize FEAR very quickly. When FEAR pops up I tell it THANK YOU… It’s letting me know there’s some unknown in the near future. FEAR now makes me very ALERT of my surroundings. FEAR keeps me moving forward, not scared and paralyzed.
It is my SOLE PURPOSE to share with you that it’s OK to be scared to death and DO IT ANYWAY! I did it and YOU CAN DO IT TOO! Other people in my life were instrumental in my journey. I will forever be grateful for them…
What are you thankful for today?
I want to share with you the importance of creating a goal poster. Some people call them vision boards or dream boards. Either way, click on the link so you can watch my video and I’ll explain to you why, there! Hurry! Come over!
Let’s say the power goes off in your house and as you’re fumbling to leave the house you drop your keys. It’s dark and you’re on your knees, looking for you keys but you can’t find them. You look up, frustrated and you see a glimmer of light coming through the window. You realize that’s the street light. So, you make it to the front door and walk to the light and begin looking for your keys there. I mean, there’s light there.
I know… absurd. Who would do that, you’re asking? Read more
Recently, I was asked how do I handle a crisis. This was a very interesting question because it had never been posed to me, yet I knew exactly how I handle a crisis since I had just lived through one. I answered right away and I wanted to share with you some positive things about a crisis.
Positive? Yes, positive. Read more