I love beginnings.  They feel new and hopeful and exciting.  This is another beginning……a move toward my dream to write.  I’ve always written… a journal, notes to friends, prayers and speeches.  But I’ve always wanted other people to read what I write.  It’s not that I think that I have some remarkable message to share but I do know things and my perspective on life will definitely be different from yours.  If my experiences teach you something, reveal a truth, make you think about something you’ve never thought about before, or simply make you feel less lonely, that is enough. 

I have to thank my beautiful 16-year-old daughter for reminding me of this dream.  We were sitting on my bed talking last night, and she said, “I thought you wanted to write a book.”    

“I do,” I said. 

 Her wonderful reply, “Then why don’t you?”

It’s not that I had to be reminded….the dream is always there in the back of my mind, in the forefront of my heart, ready to be roused.  Thank you, Blake, for stirring the dream and making me ask, “Why don’t I?”    

Because I can no longer wait for the perfect time, or until it “feels right”, or some supernatural inspiration to hit me I begin on this day, November 14th, 2011 moving in to something I’ve always wanted to do.  I begin because I know I need to begin………with a blog, a daily post; to create a new habit.  Inspired or not, I will write.    

Do something today that you’ve always wanted to do.  Don’t wait until January 1, 2012 to start something. 

“Yesterday is gone.  Tomorrow has not yet come.  We have only today.  Let us begin.”  Mother Teresa

7 thoughts on “Begin

  1. Marie, you are one of my favorite people! Your humble passion always encourages me. I can’t wait for others to benefit from your authenticity and desire to keep us all awake in the faith. So glad you started something. We will all be better for it!!! Live like it Matters!!!

  2. I am so glad you brought this list of your own favourite posts up for us to see. I have it the same way. The deepest felt posts are living a hidden life far behind I too like to share the things I have fought so hard to achieve or the lessons that hurt immensely while going through it

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