I haven't posted an entry for awhile as time hasn't been my friend lately. But, I read a piece that my daughter wrote for a friend of hers in a birthday card and I wanted to share it with everyone as it really is something that all of us need to remember.
This is from my Daughter, Jen for all of you!
Life is a labyrinth of paths for us to follow. We have certain paths that
> we are destined to take but sometimes we stray from these and become lost.
> Fate has a way of stepping in and giving us signs to help direct us back
> to our destiny and it is up to us to recognize this and follow them back
> home. They say that the further you stray from your path, the harder and
> more difficult life may become in an attempt to force us back.
> Intuition is a powerful force that we, unfortunately, forget the
> importance of in our lives. We use our mind instead which can be corrupt
> and confused. It is important to remember to follow your dreams.
> Remember that one of life's greatest lessons is to love one's self and to
> find happiness within. You can't truly give yourself to someone or let
> them into your heart until there is a certain level of self fulfillment,
> love and confidence within you.
> The right path may not be the easiest; it may require hard work and
> strength, and the reason you may be straying is because of a lack of
> determination, confidence, and a bit of fear. But remember that this path
> will be the most rewarding and fulfilling ultimately leading to the truest
> kind of happiness; the kind that lasts forever and helps you blossom into
> your destined form of beauty. Beauty encompasses love, emotion, strength,
> creativity and thousands of other qualities from both inside and out. We
> are all beautiful. What's important is to truly feel that the two forms of
> beauty are one and the same and have merged. That realization and
> acceptance of ourselves is the way to self fulfillment, which will lead
> you to achieve anything your heart desires. Remember that confidence and
> happiness attracts love in all forms of relationships and that
> relationships are there to help you grow and follow your destiny. They are
> not to be mistaken for your destiny and they are not answers to your
> problems. Relationships, whatever form it may be, cannot fix what is
> lacking on the inside and neither can material items.
> You are an incredibly strong person and you possess great intuition,
> creativity, beauty, intelligence and a big heart. Tap into those strengths
> and use them to reach your dreams and goals. You possess them for a reason
> as it is part of your destiny.
> So look at the signs Fate has been giving you and search within to realize
> your dreams remembering to follow your intuition. That should guide you on
> your way home, back to your destined path.