Three events came together recently that served as the foundation for this post. First, when I did a quiz on Facebook yesterday on “What are you saying to your friends,” the above quote resulted, “Don’t Count the Days, Make the Days Count.” Then this morning, I was saddened to find out that my friend’s daughter passed away yesterday. This is the third friend in the past five years who tragically lost their child. Finally, today during my conversation with my rock climbing partner, she and I shared our respective lives and how truly grateful and happy we both feel about our lives. She and I have been working toward finding our own happiness by remaining single and finding our happiness through ourselves and self love.
What were the messages from these three events? Cherish every day of your life, and live your life to the fullest. As I sat at lunch with my climbing partner, we realized how truly happy, grateful, and fulfilled our lives are. I found my true calling for my life in my job helping college students who have experienced sexual and interpersonal violence. I found peace with myself and my past, and have wonderful friends to share my many exciting interests and hobbies. I recently bought my first home, and feel I can take care of myself. I travel the world to share my awakening experience and learn about other cultures and languages. I live a truly blessed life.
It is with gratitude and humility to have such a blessed life as I began this lifetime as a victim and with much adversity, but this experience gave me the strength to become the woman I am today. I am very proud of my accomplishments, and this has given me the courage to persevere. I realized that we do not become the person we hope to become, but we create the person we want to be. May you become the person you hope to be to live your life to its fullest. (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)