I’m a greeting card hoarder. Some people hoard cats, junk, newspapers…well, I’m a card hoarder. If there was a reality show for card hoarders, they would feature me in the season premiere. If my house was on fire, I’d run in for two things. My dog and my box of cards. Feeling me?
My cards date back some 30 years and are filled with joy, love, celebration and inspiration. What they have in common is they are signed “Love,”. Love. Love from people who are no longer in my life and some thankfully, still are.
This particular Sunday in search of encouragement I came across a card from 2005 given to me when someone was trying to make me feel “less than”. Someday when I’m 120 yrs old, they’ll have to pry this card from my cold fingers…So for those of you that need a shot in your arm to not give up on yourself or your dreams..this card is for you:
There may be days when you get up in the morning
and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be.
That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better.
There are times when people disappoint you and let you down,
but those are the times when you must remind yourself
to trust your own judgments and opinions,
To keep your life focused on believing in yourself
and all that you are capable of.
There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life,
and it is up to you to accept them.
Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you.
It may not be easy at times,
but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense
of who YOU are,
And you will also see yourself developing into the person you
have always wanted to be.
Life is a journey through time, filled many choices, each of us
will experience life in our own special way.
So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities,
remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be,
Because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the dreams that you know are meant to come true for you.
~ Deanna Beisser (BlueMountainArts)