... a paradigm shift....


One of the gifts of growing older...
has been a paradigm shift...
in how I see the world...
I finally realize....
life is not about  who has more ...
or less....

Life is not a comparison...
of who's ahead or behind....

Life is  really  about our own life journey...

we all arrive here...
with a family past that is ours
before we even realize the concept....

we have talents and gifts ...
or hardships we didn't deserve...

some of us feel guilty....
for having too much...

as I have always felt...

with my sister having down syndrome ....
I have Always felt guilty...
anytime I felt I had more than others...
that I didn't earn...

while at the same time feeling bad ....
if I didn't measure up....

it is a tight rope I have lived on my entire life...

and I have only ...
with the true gift that age can bring...

begun to realize it.. 

We must respect our own life stories...
Respect our own journey that is Our life...

It is never really a comparison...
rather...

it is up to us to honor our own story...
with love and grace...
our gifts as well as our short comings  and personal challenges...

Realizing we are all on this life journey together...
and all on this planet for really...
such a short time...

to do the very best... with what we have been given...

Honoring our own life story...
a paradigm shift...
one of the many  gifts  that  age has given me.
As a side bar...
and as life often plays itself out....

I had been writing this post on honoring your own story in my head all day....

and this perfect picture
 that I have never  even seen before ...
 was sent to me today by a loving cousin... (thank you Becky)
who I haven't even seen in too many decades to count...
( I'm the tot in  right front)...
my parents the middle two in the back...
my grandpa standing ... my grandma Sam sitting...
my aunt and uncle and my cousin.

A picture out of the preverbal blue....
on the day I was writing on honoring your own life story....

yep....
  there is magic in the universe....


as always dear friends...

I wish you love and joy
as  you honor 
with love and grace
your own life journey






12 comments:

  1. Synchronicity. It is magic. Lovely post Tamera. As always.
    Have a beautiful day,
    Jennifer

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  2. This resonates with me today Tamera. I always appreciate your insightful perspective. I think we all struggle to find the balance at times. With your background in having a special needs sister I can understand that being a challenge for you from early on. I was adopted at 3 days of age and always felt extremely blessed. I also walked a bit of a tight rope in wanting to be 'worthy/perfect' all the time so as to not disappoint my parents. I get it. I posted for the first time today with more photos of my home and neighborhood (thank you for strolling with me;). I had some of the same questions of balance-is this worthy, boring, sharing too much??? Then I thought-this is life, my story so it is worthy for me. I agree that with age comes more understanding and that feeling of worthiness. We are all in this journey together and life is just...so.... precious as we know more deeply though losing those we love.
    Your photo is precious and what a gift on a day like today~perfectly timed.
    Happy weekend my lovely friend!
    xx, Heather


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  3. Synchronicity means you're tuned into the rhythms of the universe.

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  4. Hi Beautiful!! That photo is wonderful! I've misses you... I'm trying to get back into blogging and catch up with wonderful people like you!! I love this post. You are so right... we do each have our own story. I have felt bad about being "me," too. Especially when a friend expressed her jealousy toward me. But I have come to realize that having more means I have more to give... and I like to share what I have. Also, I have other hardships and circumstances in my own life... so yes, we do all have the good and bad in our lives. I just ask God to help me with the lot I've been given.

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  5. This is very beautiful. To honor our own life story - whatever it may have been, a little or a lot, the joys and the sorrows - they have made us what we are today. We're all in it together. Thanks for the reminder. xo, ab

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  6. Everyone of us has a story, we are part of a family history, and we have a way to go too. It flows, our personal history, sometimes smoothly and sometimes not, but it's ours, and it's good to honour it. What a fabulous photo, and how fitting that it found its way to you now, Tamera. xxx

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  7. Lovely,meaningful post. Thank you.

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  8. Such an amazing post Tamera. I kept looking at the photo and thinking that little princess was you. I was right. xo

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  9. What an amazing post! I had to come back and read it again. Thank you for this beautiful reminder. And what a special treasure this photo is! XOXO

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