The party didn’t happen and I crossed 2 things of the 12x12 list. Oh well, I’m not a list-maker-follower anyway. I can’t even commit to a grocery list, so I don’t know what I was thinking.
Sticking with the 12 theme, I decided to write my 12-year-old self a Do’s and Don’ts list. Until, I realized the Don’ts molded me into who I am today. And at 35 I LOVE who I am and where I am. Sure, if I could benefit from the sweetness without going through the sour parts of my past I would. Who wouldn’t? But, it doesn’t work like that.
NO PAIN NO GAIN – Jane Fonda
We all know life doesn’t come with a GPS and it’s hard to see or even think your life could be different, better, or amazing when you’re going through rough times. Often we don’t see the beauty in our “mess” until we’ve moved away from it.
It’s like a painting see? From far away, it’s OK, but up close, it’s a big old mess. (Alicia Silverstone as Cher in Clueless referring to a Monet painting)
But, what if I could give my 12-year-old self the gift of a Life GPS? How many of us would hang on through the wrong turns, the re-routes, and U-Turns if we knew we were heading some place fantastic?
Don’t give up five minutes before the miracle – Iyanla Vanzant
I’d tell the little girl with the clunky pink glasses:
I can’t give you specifics because I’m afraid you’d possibly change what happens in the future and miss out on something great. But, I’ll tell you the path will be bumpy. You’ll experience emotional and physical pain and you’ll be broken for awhile. But, you WILL heal.
Turn your wounds into wisdom – Oprah Winfrey
You’ll find passion in an unexpected gift
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
-R. Buckminster Fuller
Just hold on because 3 wonderful someone’s are waiting for you. I promise…
Guidance in a Purpose
Protection in an Angel
Love in a Gentle Caress
Clarity in a Gem