Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher
I have accomplished the impossible. I have single handily faced my greatest love and greatest enemy with grace, strength, as well as kindness.
This is something that is hard doing all at one time. Each one, individually, has always been easy. But together - absolutely not.
But I have, and the benefits are amazing.
I have been joking about the whole Wonder Woman themed birthday party, etc - but the truth is - it gave me permission to stand up for me. To openly say, "Hey, things are not going well. But I have hope - and here is what I plan to do."
I have been very strategic and careful with my actions as well as my words. Again, a feat that is not easy for me.
I kept thinking, "What is the right thing to do?"
And I would choose to do it.
Many friends and family members may be lifting their eyebrows. Most people I know would like to see me end things with the egyptian. But then I asked myself, "What should I do?"
There was a song that I used to listen to years ago when times got tough. I would sometimes want to just throw in the towel and run away, but I listened very closely to the lyrics and it gave me strength to just dig in and face what needed to be faced and make the necessary changes.
I am doing it again, and I gotta tell ya, the rewards are like prayers being answered.
If you can.. take a moment and listen to the lyrics. It might inspire you also. I think we should view it as the unofficial Wonder Woman theme song.
Honestly, this song got me through some tough times. Heck, I have it on one of my quick picks on my Ipod. I pull it out and crank it up and sing it at the top of my lungs when the day gets tough.
I always leave (after listening to the lyrics) a little bit more empowered and a little bit more happy.
With what I am dealing with now, and what I hope for in the future - I am embracing my inner Wonder Woman.
If you chose to do the same (and I hope you do) - what do YOU need to "Dig In" and embrace?
In closing.. as I move forward with my egyptian, I am taking this little piece of advice and using it with him:
"As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others."
- Marianne Williamson