Posted by Katrina Kaczmarek on March 14, 2012
I am going to Vegas in two weeks. Girlfriends from college and I are going to celebrate the end of cancer treatment. Because I lived in Vegas for a while, I am driving up early to visit two other girlfriends. One I haven’t seen since my last visit to Vegas for a wedding a few years ago, and the other I haven’t seen since I was eighteen, and that was a short visit. We haven’t spent any significant time together since I was seven! It is amazing how facebook can put you back in touch with people! What an amazing program when used properly
Anyway, I was talking to one of my Vegas friends this afternoon, and she was talking about how she might start a blog, but it won’t be the same as mine because she isn’t that nice. I had to laugh. What is nice anyway? Yes there is proper etiquette when one is in the middle of a divorce and one of the parties happens to have a blog. However, I don’t really feel like being nice anymore. It is just a made up word that people use to describe someone else’s actions when it suits them and it goes either way.
So many women have spent entire lives being nice, quiet and staying out of the way. We have failed to make the noise or difference we are capable of because we are worried about offending someone. Not anymore. I had a close girlfriend growing up whose mother told me often to quit apologizing. I remember apologizing for breathing when I was younger. I was terrified of upsetting someone, so I basically apologized for taking up any space. When this kind mother would tell me to stop apologizing I never understood at the time. I get it now! I am ready to make a difference, make a mark and as Marianne Williamson said, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Before flying it is very important that a bird preen it’s feathers. I am preening in the hopes of soaring. Soar with me! We all have a purpose, and a reason for being here. Let us wake up and know!
Happy Loving and Sitting! ☺