Take time to play – celebrate your uniqueness!

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How do you play? What things bring you joy? For you, it may not be grand or outlandish things that fill your spirit but then again, it may be. Think back to when you were a child. What things were you drawn to? How did you fill your days with play?
Carrie, Jessie and Jennie dressed up Oct. 1973
For me, it was dress up and putting on plays (that is me, age 6, on the left). I loved to entertain people, talk with people and pretend. I loved to direct, to lead. If we played school, I was the teacher. I loved to climb trees and run. I danced. I played and listened to music. I rode my bike and explored different places. I loved the coolness of a cave in the summertime. I loved running through a sprinkler on a hot summer day. I loved libraries. I loved the smell of them and the feel of books in my hands. I loved to read.

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These activities are still me. I am a teacher today. I do love to run, ride bike and dance. I love books! If I listen to my child self, I know what fills my soul and what I need to do more of in my career to share my given talents and gifts with others. My gifts are unique to me as yours are to you. There is NO OTHER YOU ON THIS PLANET! You are special!

Today – do something that celebrates your uniqueness!
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Freedom is…being yourself

I am reading “The Five Levels of Attachment” by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.  If you have read “The Four Agreements”, the name Don Miguel Ruiz may look familiar to you.  His son has written this book which helps you to gain awareness of the agreements you have been making with yourself for years and how to let go of the attachments to the person you think you have to be so that you can be the person you REALLY ARE.

Here is an excerpt from his book that begins to describe how we attach on to certain ideas and images of who we are throughout our lives.  From there, awareness sets in and we can choose to accept and love ourselves for WHO WE ARE- RIGHT NOW!

The Five Levels of Attachment

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