Have you ever considered who your greatest teachers in life may be?
These teachers often are unaware that they are shaping us to be the person we have become or are becoming.
Someone I know said recently that her dog is amongst her greatest teachers. I would have to agree with that for myself.
Until last autumn my girls and I had a beautiful, tiny, fluffy white Maltese terrier called Winnie. Winnie taught me much about living in the moment, not holding onto worries or concerns, feeling free, every day was a new day for him. He was always exploring and making new discoveries. He was fearless in many ways too – going to new places, introducing himself, making new friends big and small, he didn’t mind getting in a mess if it meant he was having fun or having a different experience. He would even get into a bit of trouble if it meant he could have what he wanted.
So many of us hold back who we really are and share with the world only a small fraction of what we truly are capable of. What is it that we are frightened of? Could it be that we don’t want to make others feel uncomfortable or jealous? Is it that we don’t know if we can carry it off – and that failure is around the corner and we worry what people will think of us? Do you do that too? What is the worst that could happen?
Imagine if you chose to live more like Winnie, just consider how different your life could be. What could you achieve that would make your heart sing, what would you be doing differently and with whom would you be sharing your life with? As you are reading this now, I have a feeling that you are more than ready.
Sometimes it takes courage to acknowledge when you are holding back; to take a leap of faith in yourself, commit to your future by honour yourself and stepping up to greatness.
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Wishing you happiness – and a fabulous weekend!