Day 8 of Thanks: Successes I’ve Had

Day 8 of ChampagnetoCrayons‘ 28 Days of Thanks is to be thankful for a success that I’ve had…

I’d love to mention a few:

My:

1.) Spiritual practice
2.) Marriage and children
3.) Positive relationships
4.) Healthy food and drink choices
5.) Communication

I am incredibly grateful for the amazing blessings I have that all equate to success… I feel inspired by them every moment…

A recent success of mine that has been time in the making is releasing my job and creating a business of my own…doing something that I’m passionate about, which has opened doors to more blissful experiences…

I’ve also been able to be at home with Theo…Although I appreciate the experiences I’ve had while working for other companies and learning so much about sales and relationships in the field, I have longed to spend more time at home with my children.

 

I remember the times I would sit in my car, while I worked on the road as a sales rep for LogoNation…I was still breastfeeding after I returned to work… Theo was at least 3 months…

I remember crying…because I really didn’t like what I was doing…I was in a car… in a parking lot… away from my baby… just really not doing anything that brought me joy…

No matter how much I liked talking to people and learning about their business… it was just not enough to make up for all the sadness and disappointment I felt… my soul was truly in darkness and I knew it…

After working 2 years for another company that I really  liked, I knew my time to take massive action was long over due… I was mostly paralyzed with fear…regret….sadness….and emptiness… I really felt like I was made for something different…and thus began my decision to make a different choice…for good…

I had prayed for many years…. while I was a heavy pray-er my whole life, it wasn’t until Charlie was born and I started working for a local company after we moved back to Pittsburgh, that I was heavily introduced to things like mission statements, vision boards and professional and personal development…

It would still take me 5 years of highs and lows and prayers and pleads before something finally clicked for me…for us…

This is how I started my spiritual practice with force…and a decision that this was truly the answer I had been looking for… and I had the answer the whole time, I just didn’t have the tools to be able to help myself…I thought I had them…then I thought I didn’t… and my doubt was greater then my belief….

I’m incredibly grateful for the success of my subtle shifts…and every day…every moment is another opportunity to make a different choice…. there are many moments when I am challenged…when my ego strikes and strikes hard… and I am continuously grateful for my free will…and the ability I have to have a thought…have a choice… that best serves my family and I…and even when I falter… I am thankful for forgiveness…for it gives me another moment…

If you have a success you’d like to share, please do… we are all here to inspire one another with our stories…because these are our gifts to heal ourselves…and heal the world…

Have a beautiful day!

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