Today, I walked into a coffee shop/bookstore and saw my book. Pinch me.
‘I try to be grateful for the abundance of the blessings that I have, for the journey that I’m on and to relish each day as a gift.’ James McGreevey
It still feels so surreal, even though I knew it would be there, I was still surprised and in awe when I got there (thankfully I didn’t cry). The staff knew my name, they were all happy to see me and wanted to have a chat. Wow, what an overwhelming feeling.
Daily I am sent emails from readers of gratitude (thank you with all my heart) and pictures of my book in your homes. Honestly, I can barely begin to describe how honoured I am.
‘There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.’ Nelson Mandela
Is this real? Sometimes I still feel like I am living in a fantasy world that all of these amazing wonderful things aren’t happening to me, or that I don’t deserve them (yes, thank you cognitive behaviour). But the truth is, I do. Without speaking from my ego, I have been tested, along every step of the way, and still every day. Tested to see if I really want this life, my dream reality. You just have to try. Let go of the ‘what if’s’ and just commit.
The thing is, if you really want it, nothing can stop you. You have to ask yourself how much do you want it? Sometimes we think we want things, but we aren’t prepared to do the work or put in effort…I would say, whatever it is, its most likely something that doesn’t make your heart beat faster and light up your day.
‘Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.’ Oprah Winfrey
I wrote a book.
Finding some time this weekend to have a little relax and reflection on the process this has been. Because regardless of what anyone has to say, if they like it, or if they don’t (yes there were mistakes/all fixed now), I wrote it from my heart. And absolutely everything in it are the processes and healthy practices that I strive to achieve and practice daily. These are the healthy habits that have got me to where I am today, and I even now I continue to do them every day.
‘It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.’ Aristotle
In the words of Arnie, you have to make a decision, it doesn’t matter if you make mistakes, don’t be afraid to make them, just make a decision and do it.
‘The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.’ Audrey Hepburn
You will be rewarded I promise you. Rewarded in ways that money cannot buy.
Love & light, Charlie x.
Find what you love to do, and do it with love.