I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It’s a voice of pain and victory.
Today’s thoughts: “On days like today… Sweater tight to my chest and straight through the emotional storm… Never putting my head down because I love seeing the light at the end of the storm I am walking through. Today, is the hold tight kind of day!”
While listening to my dose of music, the beautiful Lauryn Hill’s voice flowed from the speakers. A song I have heard so many times before, but today one line hit me like no other time “All we need is dedication”. Some days in life are just tougher than others. Today is one of those tough emotional days. 2014 has not been the most forgiving, although so much beauty has come from 2014. First and foremost let me state, just because I have bad days does not dignify that I do not appreciate and live in the positive and beauty. Secondly, everyone is surly entitled to bad days. Today I sulked, today I cried, today I regretted my actions, today I suffered from those actions, today I was human, but above all today I was DEDICATED.
One thing I forgot in my very human emotions today was my dedication. We are all going to have days where we falter, for heaven sake we are human. One thing we should never forget though is our dedication. Our dedication to our cause. Our dedication to our families. Our dedication to a brighter day. Above all, our dedication to ourselves! I forgot that this morning. I forgot to have dedication for myself, to get through my day, whole and loved. Love starts with me. I love myself and I am dedicated to making it through today with a vigor only I bring to a situation. With a flare that only I can bring. I am dedicated to kick ass and take names even when all I want to do is hide in the corner of my desk and not speak to anyone. I am dedicated to smiling through the pain. I. AM. DEDICATED.
So today my spoonie family, all we need is dedication. You do not need to proclaim it out loud but remember it.
To getting through the day