Perceptions

Perceptions are very interesting things. As an example…. In a group of three people. Person number one is exhibiting outward emotions. Person number two sees those emotions as someone who is hurting and needs empathy and grace. Person number three sees those emotions as someone who is angry and needs to be calmed down and redirected. Perceptions. Funny thing is, both perceptions could be right, or both could be wrong. Where I feel we go wrong as a society and do a disservice to our fellow humans is by not just doing the very simple task of…. asking.

We all get caught up in the idea of what we think is going on or more accurately what we believe is going on. Sometimes it is better just to stop and ask. “How are you today?”. I have never claimed to be perfect, nor will I ever claim to be. What I will say is that I never stop trying. I make mistakes. All the dang time. But I still keep trying. That is what my wish is for you. At least keep trying. For as long as you are trying then this old rock we are all spinning on still has a chance.

Love and Blessings,

Dawn

Let it Rain

“The best thing one can do when it is raining is to let it rain.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What did Henry mean by this? In my humble opinion it means sometimes, just let life be life. We strive for complete and total control over every aspect of our lives that we forget that live is an amazing journey. It is filled with colors, feelings, thoughts… a multitude of impacts on all of our senses that we end up no longer living our own lives, just existing in them.

Sometimes in life, rather than try to control everything, the very best thing to do, is absolutely, unequivocally, nothing at all. Just live.. enjoy… experience…. and see what the next day, the next hour or even the next minute will bring. Be thankful that life still holds those magical surprises for you. That is the magic in letting it rain, think of the world after a rain storm and how magical it is. Clean, fresh, beautiful. That is why we should just let it rain.

Love and blessings,

Dawn

Greatest Gift

What is the greatest gift that we can give ourselves? That is an interesting question that has been asked and answered many times over. Some say love, some say forgiveness, some say grace… I think the answer is much more simple.

I think the greatest gift that we can give ourselves is acceptance. Let’s face it. We have all done or said something that we have regretted, wished we could change or take back. But in the moment, most of us do the things we do out of love for the people we care about.

So what if we stumble and fall? What if we make mistakes? So what if we hurt people we love? It is how you choose to respond to those situations that creates the you in the situation. Look back with open eyes and an open mind. Did you approach the situation from truly a place of caring and wanting to help or did it come from a place of ego? Then respond appropriately from there. No one is perfect! I know every single time I try to walk on water I SINK! And I can guarantee anyone reading this does as well.

So the message here is to just accept yourself with all of your flaws and realize they are what makes you the amazing, beautiful, wonderful, perfectly you for the world that is uniquely YOU! Sure we will lose people along our path of life, and that is okay. Everyone crosses our path for different reasons. Just keep your chin up and accept you for you. Because you are making the world a better place just by being in it.

Light and Blessings,

Dawn

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