Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A change in address resulted in further change in me...

Today I woke up to a gorgeous North Carolina blue sky! I've done it before but only when vacationing here. Now I live here so the experience is somewhat different. I don't know what it is about NC that brings me great peace. It makes me feel like I'm on vacation away from the craziness of the world. I've longed to live here for about ten years and now I am. I have been thanking God for answering my silent prayers.

It was never the right time to relocate here. It was always off in the distance as I went on with everyday living in NY, NJ and PA. It seemed as if it would be one of those things I'd never get to experience. Now that it's here I can hardly breathe.

Life is a journey and although we lay out detailed plans sometimes we miss the mark. I don't know what's in store for us here but it's definitely going to be a hit!! I stepped off the plane in North Carolina ten years ago knowing life would lead me back here for good. The journey wasn't easy but I'm finally here establishing memories on the first pages of my new chapter of life.

Today I step out under the North Carolina sky a better person and appreciate the move more than I would have ten years ago. Realizing now that although I wanted to be here years ago,  I was right where God needed me to be living in PA and working in NJ. I needed to learn some of the greatest lessons that I learned in NJ to become the person I've embraced. I was preparing for this new chapter. Now I see that clearly.

I'm a stronger person poised to embrace all that this state has to offer. My confidence is reflected in my stride. This is the place where I'll flourish and achieve the goals I've set for myself. Each day I'll strive to be better, to do better, to love harder, and be kinder. Each day I live will be an extension of my gratefulness. My spirit will be full of the wisdom I acquired along the previous chapters of my life.

I want to be a light in the life of others. I want to shine daily in all that I do. The ones who worked diligently to dim my lights in the past only brightened what they tried to destroy. I don't hate them for their efforts because they made me better!! They tried to break me but with fervent prayer and faith, I survived and grew. I now know this change of address will create further change in me. I'm still breathless and grateful beyond words.

North Carolina help me shine...

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