SOMEPLACE WARM.....BROKEN PIECES....SCARS INTO STARS......AWKWARD, WHEN YOU DON'T FIT IN....

 

A HOT CUP OF TEA, SOMETHING WARM TO EAT, and A WARM BED…..GRANDMA’S HOUSE….

So often in life all people really need is a place to feel safe in….protected….loved….cared about…..Yes, We all need that….Someplace we feel loved and accepted….Someplace that we can go no matter how cold the world is seeming right now……Grandma’s House…

I remember growing up….I had the blessing of going to Grandma’s House…..Someplace that things stayed the same….never changd….Someplace warm and safe……We all need that in our lives, especailly when things get tough….

Growing up knowing I could always go to Grandma’s and feel a safety no matter how I felt life spinning out of control……It was wonderful to have had that…..and now I try to provide the same feeling for those I love….A safe warm place to be who they are….

BROKEN PIECES…

Sometimes in life we simply have to pick up the pieces in life…..after everything has fallen apart….Sometimes life does fall apart and we can’t even begin to pick up the pieces till everything has fallen apart…..Sometimes we feel like we have been capsized out at sea and are grabbing for anything to keep us afloat….Yes, broken pieces….

Life is sort of like that….sometimes we have to grab on to what we can simply to stay afloat….I would love to say that life is always easy….That life goes smoothly….That everyone stays happy always….but from what I have seen most of life is not like that….Most people have been broken….and often more than once in their lifetimes….Yes, life can be about broken pieces….and us grabbing on to what we can to simply stay afloat….

We can’t predict life….We can try….Sometimes we can be right….often we are not…..Sometimes even the best laid plans fall apart and not much is left of them except broken pieces….and we grab on to what we can and hope to stay afloat…..

It is in those broken pieces that keep us afloat till we can get back to shore…..Empty handed…..Starting with nothing….Starting over….but it was the broken pieces that saved our lives….That got us back to shore  to where we needed to be to start fresh….

Sometimes in life everything falls apart in order for us to start over better…..Sometimes life really is out of balance and we don’t see it….untill things fall apart….It is in that falling apart that we can see how out of alignment life was to begin with and how falling apart was truly what put us back together in a much more solid way than we would have ever done on our own….

Yes, I believe God always throws us something to hold on to….to get through…to get out of the storm and to the shore….to keep on going….to ultiamtely rebuild better and stronger than ever before….

 

SCARS INTO STARS……Let Your Failures Push You Up The Hill Towards Success….

We all have been through something that has likely caused us a scar……..When we initially are going through something it is like an open wound gaping waiting to be taken care of and start the healing process…..Once the healing process takes place we often end up with a scar…….The scar reflects what we have been through….That all is healed, but that scar shows where we have been. It no longer causes us pain….and yet, it is a reminder of what took place….

I consider our lives a bit like this…..We all have had to go through things….That is a given. If you live long enough likely it is more than once you have had a few scars…….Successful people take what worked against them and use it to their advantage and other’s advantages….They take their Scars and turn them into Stars…..

I read about a very wealthy woman who created her own wealth…..She is quite well known…..She had all kinds of learning disabilities and made “D’s” on a good day in school…..The kids bullied her and made fun of her, but she knew she would be successful…..It was the bullying and the low grades….her failures that pushed her towards success while the other kids who really didn’t experience that depth of pain didn’t do much with their lives….In other words she turned her scars into stars….She took her “failures” and let them push her up the hill towards Success….

AWKWARD…..MAKING IT WORK FOR YOU….When you Don't Fit In....

Do you ever feel awkward…..sort of out of place from the mainstream….? Well if you do, you are not alone….I think most people feel awkward at some point or a lot……Even me, sometimes I can feel a bit out of place……

We simply do not fit in everywhere and with everyone…..We can’t…..We are all different…..I simply think Awkward people are Cool….They just simply have to be comfortable being awkwards……Whenever I feel a bit out of place I “work it….” And work my awkwardness into something successful….

I remember going for a job one time that had 37 applicants that were far more skilled for the job than I was……I felt really awkward going into the job interview…..but I decided to go for the interview anyhow…..So I decided to play my awkwardness up….I wore a big polka dotted dress with high heels and teased my hair way up high…..I went into the job not expecting to get it so I was simply awkwardly myself……and comfortable…..

I would like to tell you that I got the job….but….I DID get the job…..haha…almost caught you for a moment thinking I didn’t get it…..Yes, I did get it……even with my awkwards interview….I simply used my awkwardness to set me apart from all the others and in my case it worked….

I am not saying that we will get everything we apply for in life….but I am saying that we can use our awkwardness to our advantage when we are comfortable with being who and how we are….People can often see our genuineness and truly successful people are attracted to genuine people…….Fools are attracted to fools….and the wise are attracted to the wise…

Simply put, let your awkwardness shine….Let it work for you instead of you working for it…

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