Dreaming In Satin
I went to my first Toastmasters meeting yesterday and it was equal parts exciting and terrifying. One of my goals is to feel more at ease when it comes to speaking in large groups. They asked us to give a speech about a random colour that was chosen for us at random. My colour was purple and I swear to you, I couldn’t think of one thing to say about this dang colour. I ended up saying a bunch of mumbo jumbo for 3 minutes just wanting to bury myself under the table. It was pretty bad. So why am I telling you this?
As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, I start to think about all the things I’m grateful for. Today I look inward and voice gratitude for my strengths and most importantly for my struggles. I am grateful for my downfalls. For the times I was all in and got nothing. For the times I chose to be brave and got my butt kicked. I am so dang grateful for these experiences that make me a little stronger every day.
Motherhood has taught me to feel my way through challenges the way no other life experience has. It has taught me to comb through the mess and overcome.. and for that I am grateful.
For anyone you going through the crazy winds of life, don’t forget that every storm that destroys you holds a lesson. Be grateful for every moment in life that pushed you down to your knees, it taught you how to stand. Be grateful for your heartbreaks, for all those times you had to sit in the dark. Choose to build your courage here and get back up.