~~You have to live your truth, and let it be seen so that everything that's right can find you and everything that isn't can fall away.~~Unknown
I think there must be some unwritten rule about blogging every day...and a bigger rule about writing two a day!...but I've done it. I don't deliberately break rules, I simply like leaving people feel a little bit better about themselves and the world. Especially when they quit smoking because quitting can feel like an ugly struggle rather than a beautiful gift to yourself.
I live my truth. I have worked with abused children for the past 16 years. I have worked with broken families. It may seem like a horrible job to have, but I see it as a blessing. I have the opportunity to let these souls know that someone cares. That they matter. That there is so much good in them that just needs nurturing and direction.
When I'm not at work, I continue living my truth. If you've ever thought that no one cares, I want you to delight in being wrong. If you think you don't have the courage to quit smoking, I want you to learn that you truly are brave. If you think that you're too old, too fat, too shy, too anything to live the way you secretly dream of living, I want you to come to understand that its within your grasp. It's why I'm here. It's why many of us are here.
Today was an especially bad day with especially bad things going on at work. I don't always leave with a sense of satisfaction of a job well done. So tonight I came here to think and to remember my truth. And to spend some time with some warm, caring people who want others to quit smoking and learn to truly live.
Thanks, all, for allowing me to speak. Sheri