Thursday / May 16 / 2019
Crafting my heart
“As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has —or ever will have— something inside that is unique to all time.” ~ Mr. Rogers
As I crafted this simple heart with scissors, markers and the desire to create, I was brought back to my childhood and the sense of wonder I held for living in the present moment. It held the smell of markers, the sound of paper crunching at the beseeching of my scissors, the grin across my face imagining how proud Momma & Daddy would be (…and just WAIT till Grandma sees it!)
It didn’t matter what tomorrow would bring or even what was for dinner. Those were the pre-adulting days when I had no worries other than perhaps my big brother getting first dibs on where to sit when we watched the once-a-year showing of “The Sound of Music” or “Wizard of Oz” when, like clockwork, Mom would make her homemade hot fudge and serve it over Stewart’s Vanilla Ice Cream. What a treat to be able to relish our treats in front of the TV. Big doings with a side of, “Yummmmmy”.
That was the age I believed God when He told me not to worry, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.” (quoted from the Bible, Book of Matthew, chapter 6, verse 25 from the New International Version (NIV) translation).
Then, I grew up. I became a parent. An employee. An adult. I took on responsibility, quickly adding worry to my shopping cart. Worrying was part of adulting afterall, right? What would I eat, drink, wear? Ah, yes. Back to the book of Matthew, this from Eugene Peterson’s translation “The Message”, verse 34, “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”
How liberating to live like that.
As God intended.
Now at age 49, I feel I’ve only just begun to realize my true purpose and calling in this world. Helping others become the best version of themselves in body, mind, spirit, abundance — myself included. When I first founded The You Evolution™ in March 2011, I did not know how much of a Me Evolution there would be, including the evolution to Heart Led Health™.
From caterpillar to cocoon to butterfly, I’ve truly evolved and want to continue to evolve. Side note: God help me for saying that because I know with change, comes challenge. As I pen this, I want to add, “bring it on” yet I know later, maybe even moments after hitting ‘publish’, I’ll wish for the status quo simply because it’s easier. That’s just honest.
Back to the wise words from good ole Mr. Rogers, “You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.”
Choose wisely. Be you. Please.
We love that version.