I have just been handed the opportunity of a lifetime…
My hopes, my plans, my dreams… they have all pointed to this.
The various things I’ve been working on…
The multiple projects tugging on all of my gifts…
My experiences… The drawbacks and the quit I had to fight through.
The numerous times I exited the train of my own destiny…
The miscellaneous occurrences when I dieted on lies because I could not stomach the truth.
I remember… Ha, I remember everybody who met me being on some strange telepathic link with one another.
They always had the same thing to say – I was going to be great. I’m exceptional. Gifted like none other.
I always just shook my head… Inside all I would do is scream.
YOU DON’T KNOW MY PAIN… because if you did – then you would know me.
I recall the glimpses… the flash forwards… the visions that I myself would see.
Wanting to curse God for revealing them, but even more strongly wanting to believe.
My experiences are like a diamond studded crystal that I keep with me at all times.
In part a fragile beauty that I can now examine with matured hands…
And dually unbreakable – the tough edges a reminder of where I’ve been.
And this is where I am now… Sold out for the dream.
It’s by no means easy, but the acceptance of that now is easier than it seems.
I do what I can, and utilize the power of my gifts and skills at my disposal.
The funny part is I’m not even close to doing all that I can, but by virtue of doing something, I discover THAT I can.
And several testing moments beyond my surrender to the dream – I was handed the opportunity of a lifetime.
The opportunity is not the thing itself presented, but rather its essence…
The truth, and strength, and sincerity of purpose met with intent, and thusly dubbed – destiny.
I have been given the opportunity of a lifetime.
And now – I give it to thee.
Go. Do. Act. Create. Dream. Try. Fail. Overcome. Break obstacles. Win.
But most importantly… BE.