Do Not Shrink!

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Shrinking so others will feel better about themselves.

Shrinking to stay invisible.

Shrinking to stay under the radar.

Shrinking to never realize who you are meant to be.

Stop shrinking… it feels so much better to expand.

Day 15
Today I am grateful for loneliness. In my loneliest hours I have found clarity, answers to the questions that plague me, an inner dialogue and solutions that could only have come from solitude. Loneliness isn’t always a bad thing.

Today I am grateful for depression. There have been moments you have knocked me on my ass. Where I have been painful to watch. Where the pain was more than I could bare. But for every eIxperience I have had with you that has broken me down there has been a breakthrough.

Today I am grateful for loss. Through loss I have learned what I am really made of. Through loss I have learned that mourning lasts a lifetime. Through loss I have come to understand that the ancestors who have left me have never left my side. Through loss I have learned that time with those we love is what matters.

Today I am grateful for faith. While my faith has been tested. While I have questioned what I believe in. While I have doubted faith and believed it has abandoned me, not delivered on promises or met my expectations. I have learned that it is I who have abandoned her. Today I am keeping her close.

Today I am grateful for light. Luz. Light is that glimmer of hope that all will be ok. Today I stand in this light.

#20daysofgratitude
#myfive
#WHM
#womenshistorymonth

Today I tag the five I’m grateful for: lalita, Courtney, mom, jakira, vanessa chica

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