In Others’ Words: From Here to Eternity
I often talk about my pursuit of the To Do list. I have to admit, crossing things off that thing gives me such a feeling of satisfaction. For that moment in time, I know I’ve accomplished something: met a deadline or finished laundry or made that all-important phone call.
But the days — the moments — I’ve stayed true to myself, well, there’s nothing like that feeling of emotional breathing space. When I am able to look in the mirror and recognize myself — even if no one else understands why I did what I did or said what I said — I’m satisfied. Content.
There were times I bartered my soul, exchanging the truth for lies while letting the world think someone else was the real me. The older I get, the more I realize “me” is all I’ve got. Forget the whole “You only live once” mantra. This is my start on eternity. I want to get it right: being the “me” that God created me to be.
In Others’ Words: Who or what helps you be most truly “you”? When do you feel that you are being yourself — instead of giving in to the demands of the world?0 I like this!