As she always does , Donna has inspired me yet again. From a distance of over a thousand miles, and over twenty years of not living in the same state she once again intuitively gave me what I needed. After reading of our eight dreamy days in Mexico that Donna wrote about I received the motivation to pick up and move on.
The freedom from all responsiblities for eight days was truly a dream; my only concern was whether I needed to reapply sunscreen. Let me tell you I embraced the freedom. I loved it. I found the ME that has been consumed by the responsibilities of being a single parent with three teenagers, a job, a house, and various volunteer commitments that nourish my soul. I found that as the time drew near to coming home I became sad. I cried. I didn’t want to lose the freedom I had found, the release from the pressures I put on myslef in my daily obligations.
My return home was with renewed strength to fight for the rights of my daughter. My pain and anger from recent life events were healed in the blue saltwater of the Carribbean. Yet all week I have had a nagging feeling in my stomach. I have been going through the motions while looking back with longing, wishing for something more in my life. And I know what that means, I need to change things in my life. For myself, my girls, and my future. I need to let go of people and things that have been a part of my life that no longer serve my highest good. I need to do more of the things that make my heart swell.
Four women came together for one week in Mexico. It could be made into a movie- the instant bond, each of our stories, how we ended up together, and what we each found. Each of us had something to give to another, was able to teach, support, listen and encourage in a valuable way. And that is where the joy was found- in helping and teaching another soul. Being an inspiration. This is my path- this is where my joy was found and where my sadness appeared when it was time to leave; the loss of one on one giving to another. We are all where we need to be at all times but knowing where you are and where your heart lies will lead you where you need to go.
Wherever you may be in life, whatever paths you cross, the road will be clearer when you look with fresh eyes and a whole heart. We were not made to work and worry ourselves into eternity. Take time to be free.
Again- Take, MAKE, a way to give yourself a week to be free and inspired, you deverve it!