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HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?

Would you agree that things are happening all the time in this world? 24/7. 365 days a year.

People are getting married. They are getting divorced. There are babies being born and babies dying. There are car accidents and flat tires. There are the helping hands of strangers and the nameless financial contributors. Even on a small scale, things are happening. ALL. THE. TIME. Just this morning my kindergartner spilled his cup of milk and then he spilled his cereal. I came home from preschool drop off to a surprise gift from an anonymous person in our mailbox. Good, bad, or indifferent – things are happening.

Have you ever thought to yourself or perhaps said out loud, “Why is this happening to me!?” I know I used to think this and it was especially noticeable when bad things were happening. But I know every once in awhile I also thought this when something awesome happened. Like I wasn’t worthy or good enough. Anyone have a clue where I am going here?!?

Here is where the rubber meets the road. Where you may agree to disagree. But before you jump to a conclusion I invite you to sit with this for a little bit.

Things are not happening TO us. Things are happenings FOR us. I truly believe this. For real…EVERYTHING that is happening in your life is happening for YOU. There are lessons in ALL of it. Life is an infinite string of lessons. You thought when you graduated from school that you were done being taught? Well LOL my friends…or actually let me rephrase that…LMFAO! 🙂

Now I realize some of you know and understand that life is full of lessons. And I know some of you half ass acknowledge that things are happening FOR you. And I write this with my intention of sending love and courage to all my readers. You know that whatever crappy thing just happened to you is for a reason, but you don’t give it the time and energy it deserves (uh huh…you deserve) to explore the happening wholeheartedly. You let the opportunity to learn and grow float right past you. You drift back into your subconscious and fall asleep. Nighty night. Sleep tight. Don’t let your life bite.

Well wake the fuck back up!! Just what if you sat with the “happening” and dissected it. Yes it may be painful. Yes you may cry (oh God not that!). I was devastated back in high school when my friends got scholarships to row at big time universities. I rowed for 4 years in high school and fell in love with it. But I was too short to row in college. (For real…I’m 5’1″) Then I got denied from all the physical therapy programs I applied to. Then I got dumped by the guy I thought I was going to marry. Then my brother became paralyzed in a motorcycle accident. Then he died 3 years later. Then my mom was diagnosed with dementia. The list can go on and on. You could call it a shit list, but I choose not to. I choose to call it part of my story. And I am owning it.

The question is … ARE YOU?

Choose to own your “happenings.” Own your story. Oh yeah and all the good, unexpected things that have happened? Yes you deserved those things. We are all worthy of good things. And who knows? If you can choose to see the lessons and light in your happenings; ALL your happenings – the beautiful, the bold, and the juicy; you may just start attracting more good things. Go ahead. Try it on.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?

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