The age old question…are things fate or coincidence? I have had many things in life happen that make you question. However, I do not believe in coincidence. I believe you are where you are suppose to be. I believe things happen the way they are suppose to happen. You tell me….
When a family member was diagnosed with brain cancer, the neurosurgeon said “Be grateful it’s not an Addison’s tumor. They are the most dangerous.” About 8 years later I walked in to the same surgeon and said “I have an Addison’s brain tumor.” After looking at all of the reports, he said he only knows of 2 others in the entire country (Canada) who has one as it is so rare. I said I know and asked if he remembered what he had said 8 years earlier to my family member. He just about fell over. He remembered telling my family that as he said he had never told anyone that in his life and he didn’t even know where it came from. He had never said it again. He said he had just looked at our family who seemed so desperate for some hope and that’s what he said. He thought it would give us some comfort and hope at the time and he could not believe that the one family he has ever said that too, that the same family would walk into his office and actually have this type of tumor as it is the most dangerous and rare tumor….. and yet now I have one……..Fate or coincidence?
As soon as we accept that we are where we are suppose to be and the things that are happening are suppose to be happening to us, we can be excited and enjoy life. Celebrate everything as it’s what makes you YOU!
What does it mean to truly live? When most people go through a challenge or have a problem, a comon answer to the question “How are you?” is answered by “I’m living.” I’m living????? We should not just live. We should truly live. We should defy all odds. We should listen only to what’s in our hearts, our minds, our guts. We should listen only to our Hero Within. Living with what I live with every day, doctor’s have tried to tell me how to live. What I can and can’t do. I have been a little bit of a daredevil my entire life and suddenly I am not suppose to do anything that would cause that “thrill/fear/intense nervousness” feeling….really? That’s no way to live. I live how I want. I learned to surf (or so I try), I have jumped off cliffs and into little rivers, I have gone extreme quading….if I have wanted to, I have. That is truly living. Truly living is living life to the fullest. Not allowing others, doctor’s or not, to tell you how to live. It’s full filling what’s inside and allowing yourself to feel complete. Listen only to your hero within and live on your own terms….truly live!
As most of you know, I am currently co-authoring a book with other women and one man. Most people think it’s so exciting and awesome. Although I do not disagree and this has always been a dream, have you ever written something that has never been written before? Have you ever written something that has never been told before? Have you ever tried to sit down and write your life story? When first writing I felt liberated, accomplished, excited, everything one should probably feel when about to co-author a book and fulfill one of their dreams. But once you write it then send it to the writer….once you hit the “send” button, all of those great things you were feeling suddenly turn into jaw dropping, sweaty, nervousness, Oh My feelings throughout your entire body. I have told my story many times, but I TOLD it. I got to choose who I told and who heard it. Once it is in written form, I don’t get to control who reads it. I don’t get to see their reaction. They don’t get to hear and feel my emotion. I simply don’t know them yet they know so much about me. There are things in the chapter I have only ever told my husband and now for the world to see. Why? Because those things have made me who I am today. They have helped become the strong woman I am today with a great marriage, a successful business and career path and so much more. Those things are what helped me discover My Hero Within!
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If all of us could truly live for how we feel and what we care about and not what others think or feel, our lives would be so much greater. This is how we should live:
“I don’t have an amazing figure or a flat stomach. I’m far from being considered a model but, I’m ME. I eat food. I have curves. I have more fat than I should. I have scars because I have a history. Some people love me, some like me, some hate me. I have done good. I have done bad. I love my Pj’s and I go out without make up and sometimes don’t get my hair done. I’m random and crazy. I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not. I am who I am, you can love me or not. I won’t change! And if I love you, I do it with my Heart. I make no apologies for the way I am.” -ilovemylife.
**Be YOUR OWN HERO**
Take the words “Problem” and “Challenge” out of your vocabulary and see what happens. Instead of “I have a problem…” or “I have a challenge…” USE “I need a solution…..this is the situation….” and see what miracles you overcome that you never thought possible.
When you tell people you have a problem or challenge, they respond with things like, “I’m so sorry.” “That’s terrible.” ETC….BUT if you say “I need a solution…” They will give you some. There’s no feeling sorry for you and suddenly you have all kinds of solutions to what you THOUGHT was a problem but really wasn’t!!!!
*BE YOUR OWN HERO*