Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Birthdays, anniversaries, New Year's Day.. all of these have something in common. They are milestones where you can celebrate the day, reflect on what you have accomplished or how far you have grown in life and attitude. 

When you stop, think and reflect, don't sit and wonder what if, instead stop, take a moment to celebrate the achievements and plan what you can do to move forward. Always take the time to see what you have learned and how much things and you have changed.  You will be amazed. 

Taking a leap to share your life story is what I did 2 years ago today. I had journaled for a while, but making it public for all to see (whether they liked it or not) was a jump into the deep end for me.

I have re-learned lessons, healed from past hurts and reached out to many I don't even know personally by telling the honest truth about my life.

I am proud to be where I am in life and relationships today. I have come a long way from the scared young mother that came home from Panama in 1991 not knowing what life had in store for her.

Be sure to always reach out and help others. Your story, your experiences can help others, you just have to brave enough to share it.  There will be tears and embrace them while you share your story.  Your story of triumph will encourage others and show them that there is life on the other side and you don't have to just 'get through the day'.

Everyone has skills and talents that they can share. Some are great listeners, some are great cooks and some people love to drive. So you could offer to listen to others having a bad time, cook a meal or two for those recuperating from surgery, illness or a death in the family, or you could offer to drive folks to and from appointments so they don't have to pay for a cab.

Everyone has something to offer. Look inside and see what you can offer to your community and make the effort to share. You will be blessed while you are blessing others.

If you are in danger, call 911.
If you need assistance in finding a place to stay or ways to get out of your situation, call 1-800-799-7233.
Or you can call Safe Haven Cheatham County at 615.681.5863 & they will offer assistance as well.