Last month, I wrote 3 blog posts (posts: one, two, and three) about my decision to begin a women’s group. It’s for women, who are aged 50 and above. It didn’t seem to me that there were enough resources available to inform, motivate and support them in creating more peace of mind, a deeper life-satisfaction, and a steadier sense of happiness. I wanted to begin a group that would be there for them — to improve things in my little corner of the world.
Last week was our first group meeting. It was a wonderful experience for me to see how quickly they bonded, how freely they all shared, and how generously they supported each other. These women were strangers when they came, but they left as a connected group. I think the evening felt powerful for all of us!
The reason I’m writing about this is to encourage you to be tenacious with anything that you really want to do. I had wanted to create this group for a long time, but for one reason or another it didn’t happen. Last week it did! It happened when it was meant to happen. I learned a lot on my journey to try and bring it about. I know I’ll learn a lot more as I continue with this wonderful group of women.
What if I had given up? What if I had decided that it just wasn’t meant to be? These particular women would probably never have come together, and the gifts they were meant to share with each other, would have gone unshared. To me, that feels pretty sad! I’m so glad that I didn’t give up, and I’m so glad that I didn’t take the earlier “failures” as any kind of personal critique.
Is there something that you’ve been really wanting to do? Are you on the verge of giving up on the whole idea? Please, don’t quit on yourself — or on the gifts that you’re meant to share. The world needs all of us to shine brightly! Learn to believe in yourself, and keep on keeping on — until your dreams become a reality!
Until next time,