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Monday, December 10, 2012

Focusing on Hope and Peace

This week of Advent we are celebrating Hope and Peace.

What do these mean to me?
The freedom to be myself, to let my light shine, as I want to. No needing permission from others, just simply being.

This little light of mine
I'm gonna let it shine

This little light of mine
I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine...

Hope: A brighter, healthier future, with strength and stability. May my family, my friends, and indeed, even my enemies, be blessed and loved.

Peace: May I be strong enough, healthy enough to face the world- to not apologize for being me. May I not worry about what I cannot change, but focus on the future, and do what I can to help others as I try to do. Let not my heart be troubled, but let me laugh when I am happy, and let me have the ability to let it out so I can heal when I'm not.

I was introduced to Shiny, Happy People by Miss Michelle, my gymnastics teacher of 15 years. At this age, I'm aware of sarcasm among the extreme happiness in the video... and the background, where I might not have paid attention as a child. It still makes me nostalgic. Yes, we did look like dorks in the 80's and 90's.


  1. Yeah....at some point folks have to be let go...

    Me personally, I've got to find more positive and make real efforts to avoid/block out more negative.

    I don't guess I ever thought to ask anyone permission, but thinking one forever needs it...is a really negative deal. Down with tha Beth prohibitionist!!!!!!!!

  2. No more negativity--- it bodes no one any good and leads to more pain. Besides... there's SO much to be joyful about--- if you look. I'm looking! :)