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Everyone builds up a “front” so to speak. It is image that we want others to see because we are not exactly proud of who we believe we are. Truthfully, if you take time to go through everything that your particular life has thrown at you, did you really do so bad? Would someone else have handled things differently? Maybe, but if you did best you could at that particular moment, then put it on shelf in your soul that is marked “The Past”. Here is final resting place for all those endeavors and efforts that were, and will never be again.
Why have a shelf like this at all? Well, there is a lot of knowledge and experience sitting on these shelves. Whether good or bad, they did have a big hand in shaping and molding person you are. Face them, thank them for their input, and walk away.
Your prime concern should be that bright, sparkly shelf called present. It is so clean and new and there is not a mark on it. Dust never gathers here and hope keeps it in perfect condition. Here is where major changes take place, and destiny awaits. Challenges will always be there, but insight and inspiration are willing to help. Imagination has a major role and character reigns supreme.
Change can occur and shape and scope of it is entirely up to you. You are alone when you stand at door of your heart and no one else has privilege of changing anything here. They may have influence and input, but can never actually make change. Only heart will challenge soul and both will be reflected in eyes. Start with heart, and see difference in soul. Amazement will be your delight when you look into mirror each morning and see clearness, brightness and beauty start shining through. The face looking back at you with be delighted with life and be glad to have pleasure of knowing you.
So stand tall and proud, change what you can, work at it daily, and don’t ever be afraid of looking in that mirror again. Courage and determination are holding paint brushes and colors are yours to choose. ENJOY ! ©Arleen M. Kaptur 2002 June 1
Arleen Kaptur has written numerous articles, how-to-books, cookbooks, and the novel: SEARCHING FOR AUSTIN JAMES Websites: http://www.arleenssite.com http://www.Arleens-RusticLiving.com http://www.webspawner.com/users/rusticliving http://topica.com/lists/simpleliving