What does it mean to live a remarkable life? Here we are, a few days before Christmas and I sit in the back of a church celebrating the life of a sweet 23 year old woman. Looking at the alter, I see boughs of holly and funeral flowers that surround photographs and memories of our beloved. Though only 23 years on this earth they were full. Can you say the same? What was so remarkable about her life? I’m glad you asked.
I remember when she was in high school, she was in a girls small group bible study that I co-lead and often hosted in my home. This woman left her mark on everyone she met, her enthusiasm, passion for life, plain silliness, and the contagious smile that she gave and left behind.
No doubt her departure from this world will leave a void in many, but on the other hand there’s much to be learned from someone like her. She lived. Perhaps, this story makes you sad, that’s alright. Ask yourself why you are sad?
How many times do I come across people who want to see change in their lives, they want to be more like her, but are too scared. Too comfortable and too worried about what others may think. That’s something I always admired about her, she was the change, fearless, and never cared about what anyone thought.
Why do we care so much about what other people may think or do that it often keeps us from doing or becoming all that we are meant to be? What labels, limitations or expectations have we tried live up to or placed on ourselves to please others? Do you feel pleased? I remember when the shift took place in my life. It was this quote that changed everything for me, and well, for you too.
“Who is your fear going to keep you from helping?”
I remember those words as they pierced my heart. I didn’t want to be too scared anymore. Too much time had already passed and in my heart I knew that someone out there, perhaps you, needed to hear my story and take up my courage for your own.
My challenge to you is that you look at your own life and legacy to look in the mirror and see all the things that are right about you. It’s ok if you need some polishing, we all do. If you need help, I am here to help you. We can talk for a few minutes and point you in the right direction.
Life is a gift, precious and fragile. Each of us has so much power to make the world a better place. It’s the simple things that really matter, like giving a hug or spreading a smile. We’ve all suffered losses in our lives. Let that be reason enough to truly live, give and reignite the passion in our lives to shine for others.
If you are ready to gain power over the expectations, limiting labels and the blocks in your life, reach out to me now at Heather@dragonflydirection.com. We can chat and perhaps help you find your way to your remarkable life.