This happened when I started to actually believe that I was worth the effort of doing everything I had been talking about for years. I have always believed in prayer, journal writing, meditation, exercise and the importance of putting one's inner needs at the forefront, but I also had a list of excuses the size of the Empire state building. Great excuses too. My favourite of all, how I only needed my tools as a plug when my emotional boat was drowning. So when I hit the bottom and realized I was tired of struggling, of always cleaning up instead of planning ahead, I started looking through my own tool box and decided to change how I start my day, every day. No excuses.
It's changed things for me, and not only because it has taught my daughters that there is such a thing as special alone time. I have learned long ago that nothing I say to them matters unless I do what I say, or at least try. But I'm not only doing this for my daughters. I am doing this because it makes me whole and it's made every decision in my day easier.
I know you have a list too, and it's probably longer than mine. I also know there is a great person that needs to be found again, or a fire that needs to be rekindled. So, as you think about leading from a place of action, I wish you peace and courage. Peace of mind as you put your own needs first and courage as you create this beautiful sacred place within you where you can grow, discover, grieve, love, ponder, hope, dream, create, remember, feel and learn to live from.