It was always up to You.

As I sit here this morning, writing these words,

I'm reminded of how easy it is to do what I love.

Then I remember how all the days before today and

All the work leading up to this point

Of right now –

That brings me to feel this way.

I've always been doing what I knew I was meant to do at any given time.

It was always up to me.

Sure – outside circumstances were not usually happy with me,

And I can count on more that both hands the number of people in my life that

Didn't believe in me.

That thought I couldn't do it 

That I didn't deserve it –

Either because of something small that was taught to them or more likely because

They won't let themselves be REALLY happy.

They're afraid of trying, falling, and failing.

But I chose not to listen to them.

I chose to keep moving forward with all my plans.

And today I can say with a smile on my face;

I'm glad I fought for myself

For this one, wild and precious life (to quote Mary Oliver)...

And that I'm here, right now, writing this to you

Asking You –

What will you do today that you'll thank yourself for tomorrow?

Who will you be – and WHY?

Share with me here.

And don't forget to enjoy – this one wild and precious day.