The antidote for fear is joy.
I know what it’s like to be afraid.
When I was born, I was abandoned with my twin brother. We were sick, I survived, he did not.
Adopted, I was a very shy child, too frightened to even play with the other kids at recess.
When I was 12, my dad said I wasn’t smart enough to go to college. I had a 3.8 GPA in grad school.
I remember feeling deep shame when our family received groceries through the church.
I know what it’s like to be bullied at work, the trauma resulting in a weight loss to 88 lbs.
I’ve had my checking and savings account be zero dollars.
My friend said to me years ago “I don’t know how you are still standing.”
Yet I have this deep desire, not only to survive, but to give my children the world.
I say to my daughter and two sons, “Mommy is trying. I love you.” I know fear.
Yet I have this core belief. When you are down on your knees, always get back up!
May you always get back up, and find joy in this life that we only live once.
I know where I came from, but I bet on myself. I'm doing what I said I would do.
I'm standing on my own two feet, with a smile on my face.
Face your fears. Feel joy any moment you can.
Always Light, Always Love, Always Learn.
Everything I believe.