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Fall truly, madly and deeply in love with your life; all of it, even the shadows, and never stop falling! ~ unknown
I read this quote the other day and thought to myself, “I want to be that person.”
In many ways, I already am. I consider myself quite blessed.
I love my family, my friends, this beautiful country I live in and the wonderful opportunities I’ve had, and still have, to make a difference in this world.
But what about the shadows?
For the most part, I love them too…
…love might not be the right word. I’m grateful for them.
But there are times, when I feel like I’m not measuring up
I’m not doing enough; working hard enough.
There are times when I feel like I haven’t been treated fairly
I haven’t been heard or understood
I’m being judged harshly.
These are things that I must accept as part of my life as well. Things that I must embrace and hold dear. After all, I learn from them. I grow. And isn’t that what love is all about anyway?
~ DIANA’S ENORMOUS BOOK OF QUOTES ~