hello my lovely followers!
(yes, if you're following me - you are lovely!)
Last night, i watched the PBS documentary called HALF THE SKY.
(you can watch a trailer here).
This morning, i woke up and felt like this.
Some days, I walk on air
and other days
i carry the weight of the world on my shoulders.
Today is one of those days.The PBS documentary.
Lack of sleep.
Overdue and unexpected bills to pay.
A sick mother.
Lack of energy and focus.
A broken heart.
A fork in the road.
So before i spiralled into denial,
and a frustrating, unproductive morning -
i made the choice to shut down the computer,
get my flip flops
and walk to the beach near my home.
And there, i sat quietly with my hands and feet in the sand,
and listened to the wisdom of the ocean.
I contemplated how lucky i was to have choices.
I listened to the crashing waves
I heard the wind in my ears
and the air in my lungs.
I watched the birds as they flew
only inches from the water
and wondered how they knew this would ease their flight.
I heard my heartbeat.
I thought of those little girls
somewhere on the other side of the globe
and the misery they bear
and I could hardly make sense
of how different two realities can be
on this one same planet.
Beliefs can make us or break us.Some of these girls are taught that they have no choice.
Some of these girls have a choice, but don't yet know it.
We take choice for granted.
Some of these girls believe they deserve no more
than a miserable existence,
because it is god's will...
Regardless of whether or not we are here
in this moment
Watch a sunset or a sunrise.
Notice the moon and the stars.
Hug someone you love.
Take a walk in the woods.
Go to the ocean.
Take it all in, while you can
and if you can,
be a beacon for those who are in the dark.