Putting Gratitude Out into the Universe for 2014
So many of my friends – both corporeal and digital – say you have to put ‘it’ out there. If you put your wishes, hopes, dreams and goals out into the universe, they will come back to you fully realized.
Well, I don’t need thanks to come back to me. I am fortunate to receive that regularly from those I care about. But I do want others to understand why I am grateful, and maybe send out a little of your own.
Being Ms. Independent has not always been easy. I’ve had my reasons. But the last couple of years I’ve put my art first, and by doing that, I’ve also fed my soul without realizing it. Miraculously and subconsciously, I have reached out for help and advice and it’s been there; and other people have offered help and advice without my asking at all.
Perfectionism is one of my weaknesses, though I know it does not exist for me. I’ve come to accept that. But I have learned to recognize improvement and small achievements. Those are accomplishments along our writer’s journey as well, perfect or not. This blog I’ve created is still not where I want it, but it’s a helluva lot closer now than it was a year ago. I don’t write great literature, I write category Romance. Plus, I’m a terrible teacher and I’m still studying the process of story writing myself, so how could I tell you how to do it? Finding my niche to write about has been slow going, but here it is:
What I am is a great student of life, and should share with others what little I have learned, both in my blog and my books. I know that life is messy and ever-expanding, and everywhere I look, there lies more to learn. I’m one of those crazies who can’t play with Wikipedia or the thesaurus or the dictionary, because I’ll lose the rest of the day. So expect me to share some great new words or events with you. Life truly is what you make it, and I will continue pursuing my art and knowledge (as well as this blog) with the hope I will encourage one other person to follow their heart, practice their art, whatever that may be, and fully live their own life without fear or regret or embarrassment.
So I sent my heartfelt gratitude out into the universe for all I’ve accomplished, both in my life and over this last year. More gratitude for all I’ve learned and for all the new goals I’ve set. And more for the new friends I have made. May it be returned ten-fold to anyone receiving this letter of thanks, especially if you took the time over the last 12 months to aid a student of the arts like me. You deserve the gold medal!
Finally, to anyone who reads this and decides I’m right: You’re starting tomorrow morning to achieve your dream! Just baby steps to start. But remember to celebrate each baby step, and remember to send it all out into the universe, along with your gratitude.
Then you pay it forward.