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Anyone Listening?

What's wrong with me? I love to write, but I have neglected to get in here and post anything for

quite a while. It's not that I don't have anything to say, because at midnight, after I've said my prayers and closed my eyes, a zillion thoughts run through my head! Messages that I need to send to various people in my life, but another day passed without me reaching out.

I think it's because writing requires stillness. Not stillness of brain, that's for sure, but stillness of body. And when I'm not up doing something - chores, exercise, shopping, whatever - I feel guilty. But that's ridiculous in itself. Isn't the message more important than just keeping busy? Writing is not idleness, but somehow I avoid sitting.

It could be that I avoid sending out yet another message that doesn't go anywhere. Sometimes I get so excited about a message, and after it's posted ... nothing. The people I mean to reach with my message don't see it - or worse, they are unaffected. I want to share my lessons learned with the world, but the world ain't listening.

Well, it may be that no one is listening, but I'm still going to shout from the rooftops as long as I can! If even one person is better for hearing something I've shared, then my work has meaning. Just one person is all it takes. And to tell you the truth, if I don't reach out, there's guilt there, too. Why? Because if something I might have said could have helped, and I didn't say it, I feel responsible. So, I will apologize now if I've ever overstepped - or do so in the future. It's only that I feel it's my purpose to share and you can take it or leave it.

Now, I'm not one to shout and scram. If you hear my message but don't agree, I'm ready to talk about it. I welcome differences of opinion because that's how you learn. Never did I ever think I would be eating a plant based diet, working out everyday, and writing a wellness blog. But I've changed over the years ... No. I've evolved.

And isn't that what we all should be doing? If we stay the same, how does that work out? Can you honestly say you're the same person you were 10, 15 years ago? Would you want to be? Of course not! We live and learn and grow. To not change - or evolve - is to stagnate. And when we stop doing those things, we stop living.

So, today, my message is from Nike. Just Do It! Whatever you think you can - there you are. All the cliches! And this classic from South Pacific, "You got to have a dream,

If you don't have a dream, How you gonna have a dream come true?"

I know, I know. Easier said than done. But whatever it is you're lacking in your life - examine it. Reflect! Take that first step and conquer it! There's nothing we can't do when we put our mind, body, and soul into it. And by soul, I mean, add God into the equation. Ask for help. No one succeeds alone, so pray on what you want to change. Then listen. The answers will come. It's not like "THE VOICE OF GOD" rings down from heaven. He's more subtle than that. But all of a sudden you'll get the best idea out of no where ... that's Him.

Dream big, plan big, and then ACT big. Put your thoughts, dreams, and ideas into action. It's not too late. You're not too old. Your body may be tired or not what it used to be, but you can change that. No. You really can change that. You can achieve metamorphosis, even after 40, 50, 60 ... so you go, Madame Butterfly! Evolve!

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