Since starting this Essential Her Blog, my life has changed drastically. I came to realize that I am not the only person who felt alone and disconnected because of the busyness of daily life. My creativity was non-existent and I did not know the purpose of living. Little did I know at the time that were so many other women out there like me.
The Bible says to be faithful over a few things in order to become a ruler over many. My group currently has two members outside of myself, and I am extremely faithful to them. I look for more and more ways to be faithful to them and to be better and more consistent. I am constantly bombarding them with ideas and sharing insights, probably to the point of nauseum. I do this because those two women are me.
I realize now that the details are what count the most. What if I had waited until I was at my ideal “full capacity” before starting this group? I would have missed out on weeks or even months of life changing events that have already occurred between the three of us. We have encouraged each other so much over the past few weeks; we have held each other accountable not only to our goals, but to the small steps that need to be taken to achieve each goal. We share book ideas and inspirational videos. We have each delved deeper into our individual aspirations. I have even published my workbook that was created specifically for this group, which feels amazing.
Gratitude has become my life. The more that I am thankful for, the more the Universe gives me to be thankful for. It may sound super sugary, but I don’t really mind. I am grateful for gratitude. It has changed my life. Not many people realize the depths of the hard times that I have endured recently because I simply chose to focus on what is going right. Like everyone else, I am a work in progress; I don’t always get it all right. But when I get it wrong, I acknowledge it, ask for forgiveness, forgive myself and proceed with love. Being grateful does not make all of your problems go away, it just makes you thankful for what is going your way. Gratitude holds me accountable to the things that matter most. Love, happiness, kindness, compassion and creativity just to name a few.
I want to again say I love you to the members of Essential Her- The Sisterhood Experience. We have worked hard to identify our self-limiting beliefs and to make plans to overcome them. As we all move into the next phase of accountability, I love that you have trusted me to lead this mission. I also love that you have held me accountable- I never want to let you down so I work hard, except it doesn’t really feel like work. It feels like sisterhood, like love and commitment to our advancements. It feels like dedication to ourselves, our families and our communities. I love you. Namaste.