I have been sitting here reflecting on so many things tonight. The growth that has occured in recent months has been remarkable. Out of the ashes sometimes the Phoenix does rise. The biggest thing I have learned…I AM A STRONG WOMAN!
Yes!!!! Let me say it again…I AM A STRONG WOMAN! Not only am I a strong woman, but I am resourceful. I am kind. I am beautiful. I am someone who is joyful to be around. I am a good friend. I am fun. I want to bring more of my fun and playful side to my blog, because I have missed her!
Let me introduce myself…the girl who got lost in all this madness! This girl loves funny movies! I love stand up comedy and love to speak in movie quotes and make people laugh. I laugh more at myself than most people do. I am a complete klutz and I am goofy. I have been known to break out in song (though badly I admit, but I sing anyways, because singing is my favorite and the best way to bring Christmas joy to those around me) and I break out in dance. I am the girl you see dancing and doesn’t care if anyone is watching. I am also the girl that will walk into a new a place and make a friend, no matter where I am. I am the person who will find the beauty in anyone I meet, with the rare exception of just truly awful people. I have two rules…no one cries alone in my presence and no one throws up alone in my presence. If you leave and go somewhere with me, I will never leave you and I will make sure we make it home safely no matter how much we have had to drink. If you need someone to hold you as you sleep at night, I will do that too. I will wipe your tears and feel your pain. I have no tolerance for bigotry or judgement. I find beauty in the groups of people that many hate…You know… they hate them because they claim the bible tells them to. I don’t know what bible they are reading, but Jesus loved everybody, even the supposed “unloveable.”
I enjoy a great intellectual conversation based in theory. I can hang with true intellectuals and I can hang with the ignorant (ignorant is not a derogatory term, it means without knowledge or education). I enjoy making a difference in people’s life, and I believe everyone I meet has something to teach me.
I don’t believe people are poor because they don’t work hard enough, or don’t have enough motivation or drive. I believe people are poor because they don’t have the resources (health, education, adequate family support, an above poverty family of origin, etc..) to not be poor. I believe in the simplicity of life and what that offers. I would rather have one amazing, loyal friend than a million dollars (I am blessed with many, friends that is, not millions). I believe in people before things. I believe in the power of love. I believe in forgiveness and give it freely. I love to watch a plant grow from a seed to full bloom. I find wonder in the world and don’t believe my way of thinking is the only way (this is mostly true… bigotry being something I don’t give on, or truly hateful, vile people). I am open to other ideas and cultures. I believe that all things on this planet are of value, plants and animals.
I am a hard worker and a lover of knowledge. I enjoy higher education and learning new things. I am capable of overcoming obstacles and do so all the time. I love a great glass of wine paired with a simple appetizer. I believe I have a lot to offer society and my fellow mankind. I am confident. I can set a goal and achieve it.
I am so complex and this barely covers it, but I am me and I love who I am! I am beautiful! And I wouldn’t change anything about me!