Reblogged from TheSnowballEffect.com
What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. —C. S. Lewis
I was born a magical kid.
I once stood out among my friends.
I once was playful.
I once could think and act fast.
I once was proud of who I was
and it showed in my smile.
I was energetic
and laughed easily and often.
Over time I believed that I needed
to fit in to be liked by others.
Over time I believed that I needed to dim my inner light to be accepted by others who have lost contact
with their own magical self.
Now what and who I have turned into?
I am consumed by shame, guilt,
grief and sorrow.
I walk lifelessly with a bent frame.
I carry lots of baggage
keeping me from playing.
Instead of hearing my childhood laughter and enthusiasm
I hear myself saying…
“Oh no,” “I can’t,” ”I don’t wanna.”
I speak with a soft voice
so I do not offend anyone
or attract attention to myself.
Today, I resurrect my real self!
Today, I walk through the seemingly long illusion of pleasing others.
I now use my strong voice
to define my boundaries.
I now use a strong voice
to express my truth.
I now take pride
in my laughter and playfulness.
I now have dropped
the heavy baggage.
I now stand tall and bright.
Welcome to wise, curious,
playful, magical me.
Copyright @ 2012 by Shervin Hojat
.Also by S. Hojat: “Inner Healing”
Photot credit: DECODIR
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.
It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.