Sometimes I so feel like this picture! So much to say....but alas it either backfires on me or really backfires on me, and yeah that's not so fun! I also am not a total idiot and want to protect those that I love.
This week something came to my attention that had my blood boiling!... like over flowing thru the streets boiling! I can't talk about it too much but what I can say is the system is broken and severely flawed! I can whine about, pound my fists on the table, stomp my feet in my adorable shoes.....but it doesn't get me very far... SO I am putting my mind where my mind wants to be...if that makes sense... and I am starting to think about what I, a single mom of 4 who is OVER responsible and has no choice in the matter... can possibly change a flawed system!
enough said about that
What it showed me on the inside is that forgiving is such a process and there may be no end to how many times I have to decide and choose to lay it all down again.
It also showed me that where ever there is growth there is going to be resistance following at its heels. I had an amazing time at church last Sunday and had some revelations.....followed by more confirmations...and then on Monday I came across this book that I had bought in Sept and forgot about... it was a timely find "Lioness Arising, Wake up and change your world" by Lisa Bevere.
Some of the quotes so far ( I am only just done chapter 2 I don't get much reading time these days) that I am loving are :
"If ever there comes a time when the women of the world come together purely and simply for the benefit of mankind, it will be a force such as the world has never known." Matthew Arnold, Nineteenth-Century British Poet and Philosopher
"It is not enough to outline gigantic programs on paper. I must write my ideas on the earth" Emile Pereire
"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion" Alexander the Great
"Well-behaved women rarely make history" Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
So while I cannot say anything on this forum about what made my blood boil... I can DO something, I can see what needs to be seen and hear what needs to be heard and I can do what there is to be done.
I am not powerless.
I am not fearful.
I am a woman who was ...get this, this is EPIC ... created to be an ANSWER!!! I LOVE that!!!
women were not created as an afterthought or "2nd" in nature... we were created to be an answer!
That is probably the most empowering revelation I have ever realized. Like the awaken something inside me kind of revelation and me being me I just had to share that! Cuz that's also who I, as an individual, was created to be... to share my life.