A fellow blogger, "V," wrote something that I think will resonate with a lot of us in the "be all you can be" generation. She certainly captured the essence of much of my journey for the past year -- the essence of what I'm hoping for. I asked her permission to share it with you, and she graciously agreed. Her blog can be found at http://repurposed.wordpress.com.
"I’m a recovering business - administrator.
Previously driven by all things productive, motivational and rewardable.
Currently driven by all things true, honest and pure.
Previously devoted to things to fill the void.
Currently devoted to nothing that serves myself.
Previously devoted to acceptance and admiration of others.
Currently devoted to redeeming things others have passed by, passed on, passed over or dismissed.
Life is too short to be plagued with worry, with fear and with
any sniff of doubt.
Life was made to be whole, complete and find its purpose in
I’m a Wife. I’m a Mom. I’ve lived to be older than my Mother.
I understand the fragility of life.
I understand the permanence of kind words, actions and love for those placed in our lives.
I live very far from perfection, but I am being perfected.
I live far very far from having it all, but I am supplied for.
I fight against wanting more and am learning to live with less.
I fight against judgment and am learning to live in awe of the gifts within others.
I fight for others on the things that matter. I fight against things unseen.
I am a warrior.
I am wholly REPURPOSED."