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365 Letters to Myself

Updated: Mar 19, 2023

March 18th - Family value...

For years now I have been beating myself up – my strong principle of integrity was feeling out of sort with my core value of family. This week I had an insight – and hopefully, I am now beyond it. Both these characteristics are intact – no strengthened and improved.

Required reading for coaching class is a book, The Dream Giver. One of the chapters, after quite the journey, has Ordinary honoring the Dream Giver’s request to lay down his dream. There was a subconscious rebuttal of this for me, I felt resistance, not liking what was being asked. (to close to home?) As we discussed the outcome of Ordinary being rewarded with a bigger dream, while also allowing the existing dream to expand to others, through thoughtful conversation an AHA... We choose love, and sometimes sacrifice in its name, with those we have a family relationship with.

I did not forsake what is important to me, I acted upon it. There is truth in I have received an incredible number of blessings in new relationships, continuous learning, lifestyle adaptations – the expansion of dreams (mine and others!). Things I had on a list to do and or are personally meaningful, I have done, am doing, in my changed daily reality. And though my siblings and I are estranged, it appears they are happier and encouraging each other, united by my absence. Still working through my boys having to also give up their dream (the continuing, honoring of their grandpa's legacy), but as I keep discovering – if we choose to see how it is working out, it is, will.

The thing about dreams, they are not exclusive.

Hmmm, Tried and TRUE…day 227!

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