Be thankful for change, challenges

She has no clue how powerful and successful and beautiful she is.

She has questions. Dilemmas. Challenges to face.
She, like me, is 44 years old and stands on the edge of life changes she cannot fully comprehend. She cannot see past the hurt, the anger, the pain – the absolute confusion – to what she will become.

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” - Anatole France

This is not an advice column. I can’t see my future, either. There are days that are filled true angst. True fear that drives all sorts of black thoughts. Demons that send us to places where we need not tread. Because to tread there is a waste of time.

“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive - the risk to be alive and express what we really are.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

In America, it is Thanksgiving. I give thanks for family and friends. For being on the edge of the precipice and not being able to see where I might land, if I take The Leap of Faith.

But be strong. Be fearless.
Find strength in my arms, my embrace; use it to go forward into the darkness, where the path is overgrown and the trail narrows.

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your reactions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust, mostly, in yourself. Your strength.
The you in you.

“If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies.” – Author Unknown