When we examine our lives, one of the best places to start is at the lessons we learned through the people who have helped us and the people we may have helped as well. When we help others, we show a part of our character that reflects the blessings we have been given. With that being said here are the questions we will explore today.
who did i really help this year?
this might be one of the more difficult questions to ask yourself because sometimes it is hard to know who we may have helped. If it helps, try to think about who you hope that you helped this year. Who did you want to help? How did you want to help?
For me, I don't know that I helped any one specific questions but my hope is that by sharing my experiences this year of stepping outside my comfort zone and taking a chance that others were able to get something out of it that encouraged them to do the same.
Being able to share my story and hear the stories of other is a blessing and I can only hope that others learn from it how to go towards their passion and fight for their worth in the world. ON A SIDE NOTE: I can also only hope that I learn how to know when a camera is pointed at me and avoid such strange and funny faces. WOW
who helped you this year?
This one should be easier because we don't live in a bubble and it takes a village no matter how strong a person you are. Why don't we tell our peeps how awesome they are more often? That is what this is all about.
So who helped you this year?
How did they help you?
Do they know they helped you?
write it all down but don't forget to share it with them. It will make their day and it will undoubtedly make you feel pretty amazing too.
The people I learned from this year are too many to list and I will be making sure they all know who they are and why but here is a short "online shout out" list to get me started
these two have been taking care of me all year and OH man, who knew a grown ass woman would need her Mommy so much?
the power of family and support. It is our circle that gets us through our most challenging situations and man do I have a good circle that starts with them. From filling my ice machines to taking me in and making sure I fill my candy cravings, these two made the last few months bearable.
if this isn't a reflection of love, I don't know what is
My brother and his wife
taught me the power of love and how it can change a person's life and all of the amazing-ness that is waiting when you open yourself up to that
(all of them) who taught me patience. I'm not sure I like it all the time but I am seeing the value
who are way too many to list here but I learned a few things this year from them that got me through like:
humility and the power of "I'm Sorry"
what support looks like
the importance of a good slumber party with food, wine and movies.
who are those friends, btw? Well in an effort to not forget any of them, I have chosen to thank them on my own. But they WILL Know who they are.
What lessons did you learn from those that helped you and even from the people you helped?
Through some personal experiences I learned the hard lesson that "intention" is not always enough, not always seen and not always the part that speaks loudest. It is important that our actions align with our intentions because words are only words without the action behind them.
We are brought experiences, people and things in our lives for a reason. If we don't pay attention to the lessons that are in those moments, we are missing the whole point and can't plan for the future. So take some time on this one. Not to sound like a broken record, but don't forget to share the lessons you learned with those around you.
Just get on, hang on and enjoy the ride
Share the love. we learn the most from those around us. Till next week.