You are a Gift.

Sometimes it feels as if I am a figurine that is kept on the shelf or still in its box for fear of being broken or damaged.
When I was a child my grandma would send me christmas presents like the Holiday collectors Barbie and Cabbage Patch Kids. My mom wouldn’t let me play with them because she knew they were expensive. So she would pack them away in her hope chest.
After much pleading and many years later she finally allowed me to have them. Of course they got dirty and a little roughed up, but they brought so much joy because they were a gift meant for only me. They filled my time with imagination which made me smile.

The Gifts I have been given that reside deep with in are feeling the same way. We are all given something special that was meant for only us to cultivate and grow into something that we then spread to the world in service. In doing this we then share our gift to the world.

Which is our way of saying Thank You to God. ~sweetlyfiercesoul

Reach Up

High failure towering o’er low success

Too often we are tempted by the effortless and easy thing.

At such moments raise your sights, think BIG, attempt something difficult even if you do not quite bring it off.

High failure towering o’er low success

These six words, at a moment of hesitation can run through your heart and memory-

a warning, an inspiration and a challenge.

So many before us have reached up and maybe they didn’t reach what they set out to, but we now have the opportunity to start where they left off.

They have shown where failure and struggles have made them stronger. So reach up not only for you, but for all those around who look up to you. ~sweetlyfiercesoul

 

Liking Yourself

“That which we are, we are…” ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson

 

It can be very difficult and very painful if you don’t like yourself.
Most people do not like themselves at all.

They distrust themselves, and put on masks of pomposities.

They quarrel and boast and pretend and are jealous because they do not like themselves.

But mostly because they Do Not even know themselves to form a true liking, and since we automatically fear and dislike strangers, we fear and dislike our stranger-selves.

Once you like yourself you will be released from the secret prison of self-contempt.
I wish we could all be so.
If we could learn to like ourselves even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away.

Maybe we would not have to hurt one another just to keep our ego chin’s above water.

 

 

~sweetlyfiercesoul

Tears of Growth

Living Growth

“Her wounds of silent tears
bubble overflowing;
showing those of us who love her,
That her sweetly fierce soul is
forever growing”.  ~sweetlyfiercesoul

Finding Yourself

                         “O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!”
~Robert Burns
Find YourSelf!

“Sometimes we find a clue in some chance remark made by an old friend.
Maybe something we’ve read sparks a glimpse of who we really are.

Fleeting thoughts which we meditate on through out the day

Bringing us closer to who we are.
Bit by bit self-knowledge grows.

An Awareness of all things, “self”
It does not come easy and perhaps this very awareness of the difficulty sustains us,

Spurs us on toward the ever receding goal.
For the self-knowledge we seek
rising above our social vanities and pride and the impressions we make is a full-time, lifelong job.”

~sweetlyfiercesoul

Start Living!

Start living!“We are always getting ready to live, but never living.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are many times in our lives when we want to set goals yet say,

“maybe I’ll start tomorrow”.
We are so tensed up in self-absorption that we cease to breathe deeply of the life around us. God knows there are days of tension, senseless distractions, incessant entertainment, and  the obsession of keeping busy.
Often with activities of little value.
Many turn to elaborate ends to numb away the awareness of being alive.

But that goal we so desperately want still dangles in our thoughts.
Life isn’t easy, but trying to deny it makes it bitterly painful.
When you’re in a position of knowing you want change and have a goal you want to achieve. Start small and live moment by moment.
Start living your life of value. Because you are so worth it. You control the time in which you were given.
~sweetlyfiercesoul