Friday, March 22, 2013
GTOC Blog #38.....Live Life's Passion!!!
I absolutely love when people ask me How I am able to do what I do within GTOC!! There are a multitude of projects consistently pushing forward at all times, probably enough to boggle the throttle on most person's to do lists.
. . . However, I don't believe that is what they are referring to.
While I put my financial well being at risk, everyday for this effort....I don't believe that is entirely what they are referring to either.
What I believe they are referring to are the multitude of unsavory characters that would take advantage of my efforts for them, to the point of harming my personal, financial, emotional, physical well being. Yeah, I know......I have made many V haters out there!
This is why I LOVE when people ask me the "how" questions. I always respond with the same answer....because I believe there are many more good people out there than there are bad and if I have to sift through all the bad to find one good....then I will. Don't get me wrong. With each person I have to sift through, I hurt. I go home. I cry. Why? Not because of the damage they have done to me financially or emotionally, but because tomorrow I will wake up, cleansed, refreshed and still entirely and positively in love with life. They however will be chipping away, negative, moving on to the next person to utilize & manipulate with their lies and all those dreams they have professed will slowly die. And I cried, because I felt their dreams live, take flight and then sadly I felt their dreams die.
There is no miracle cure and I am so very much not a miracle worker. It is a simple recipie of life. "Do unto others". You cannot force someone to succeed. You can empower them, but the effort, like the goals, are theirs to achieve.
For every one V Hater out there, there are 10's of 100's of V supporters. They don't have to like me, I am not the important factor here. They do however support GTOC's efforts to empower women to a better quality of life. I am so amazingly encouraged by their shows of support that I keep on sifting, sifting, until I find a true GTOC woman. She is the reason, GTOC was created. I have had the greatest of pleasures in meeting some of these women. The fact that they give me the opportunity to assist them on their journey astounds me and simply reinforces my beliefs. I believe we are all given special, personal gifts. And I believe it is our duty to share these gifts with our neighbors. I know my gift. God gave me a heart so big that while I may not have a "shield" to protect it, it grows consistently stronger so that in spite of all the stresses and worries and hurts of GTOC, being a single Mom, my life....I am still able to appreciate the beauty in everything and everyone around me. In fact I thrive in sharing this gift. Another truth in life, "the more you give, the more you receive." What is your gift?....are you sharing it?....if not....do it....watch it grow!!! if you are....do it again!!!! and love it!!!
Go ahead, today, close your eyes and raise your face to the warmth of the sunlight. Identify your gift. Choose who to give it to. Then do it....Live Life's Passion!!!
My children get the same pep talk I give myself....Life is Hard, sometimes it sucks but it's your choice to be and see beautiful, it is your choice how you will grow and improve life for yourself and for others. I don't expect other people or my children to have this same passion for GTOC's efforts. I expect them to have so much passion for their life journey that they don't just walk it....they fly it!!! I know what it's like to almost lose life passion, to have it taken from you, to have to fight for it, to struggle to get it back.....and so GTOC has been created to reinforce your life passion as a thank you to so many that supported me back into mine.
I love when people ask me the "why" questions ... because it presents me with the opportunity to reassess my Passion for Life....am I "flying"??.....why YES!!! and my bet is that if you are smiling that knowing, peaceful smile by the end of this blog.....You are flying too!!! V xo