As @Stingray says: "A year from now, you'll wish you had started today."
Well, it has been a year, and I am so glad I did start my journey here. I have not arrived yet, but I am so much happier than I used to be. As I mentioned here once before, a year ago I used to cry myself to sleep most nights, now I am much more apt to be lying awake giggling over the fun and funny things that have happened during the day. I intend to keep on learning and growing in this wonderful place. :)
I have made some very special friends here, who have taught me so much. You know who you are and how much I love you. @Stingray, I will never be able to thank you enough for leading me to this way of life. I may not be the shiniest penny in the pocket, but I have come a long way, yes? :)
I just wanted to mark this day and say thank you to you all, and to marvel at what amazing changes can be wrought in a life in a single year.
I still have my ups and downs as you know, but most of my life now is more happy and more fun than I ever imagined it could be. I generally live in a degree of happiness and satisfaction now that I literally did not believe was possible one year ago today.
So thank you. And I love you. And I'm looking forward to more amazing years at this beautiful place.
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Hmmm...maybe I should change that phrase to something more hypnotic and financially lucrative like...
"A year from now, you'll give me all your money"
...and then retire to some island paradise in May 2014 :)
Thanks for crediting me with part of your journey to being who you really are...you are welcome, of course.
Anyone who's been on IQ for any length of time will have noticed something about my postings...
Possibly, if you look really hard, you may see a pattern developing :)
So if I'm just churning out the same old stuff year-after-year then what must have changed over the past year is You giving Yourself the gift of hearing the message of self-empowerment that me (and many others here) have been putting out.
So if there's anyone to thank then it should be...You Thanking You :)
Anyway, Happy Anniversary @Grace :)
answered 28 May '13, 19:30
I wouldn't put so much pressure on the "arrival" aspect of it since there really is no such thing as arriving. There is only a constant expanding through experience. Usually, once we arrive somewhere in our lives, we enjoy it in the moment and then start imagining where we can go next.
The happiness and enjoyment in the moment is all that matters anyway. That is what you should put your focus of appreciation on. Immerse yourself in your good feeling of happiness and forget about some imaginary destination where the other so-called "special people" have arrived. You will always be on the same level of deserving as everyone else at all times. You deserve to give yourself a whole lot more credit since you create every single person and situation that shows up in your life experience.
As soon as you allow where you are to be all right, you will be able to get where you want to be that much Faster.
I use a line from a recent popular super hero movie in situations where I feel the need to relax.
Why so serious? - Joker - The Dark Knight
It's a simple phrase that instantly puts me at ease.
When we learn to take everything that comes at us (or should I say through us) in life with a bit more playfulness and ease, life starts to eventually reflect those feelings back and everything gets much easier to deal with when we learn to not be so tense and serious in a habitual type of way.
I would like to thank you @Grace for some very thought provoking questions that have helped me look deeper into who I am as a person. I always seem to resonate with the questions that you share here.
You are appreciated, loved, and I thank you for being you. Happy 1st IQ Birthday!
answered 29 May '13, 14:11
Congratulations Grace! I never thought of it myself, for me in October it'll be four years.
It doesn't seem nearly four years gone by. But I have enjoyed every year here. :-)
answered 29 May '13, 00:13
hearty congratulations to u..
pretty girl ,,it feels awesome to be ur frnd..
i learnt a lot fm u n ur awesome posts on IQ..
i wanna congratulate u n also..., say "thank you fr being you fr all of us..on IQ.., "thank u dear darling.."..
yupee.... :)))) cheersss.. :))))
we all are gonna rock more n more with each other in these future years.. i am glad tht i am one of the piece of this beautifully beautiful cake of IQ..:))
answered 30 May '13, 10:02
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