I am very lucky and I hope you are lucky too! It’s not because of where I live, what I do, or whatever you might define to be deemed to be “lucky”. The reason that I am lucky is that I have some amazing, brilliant, determined, strong people in my life. I have been very lucky to either have had the opportunity to work with these individuals, be around them for a short period of time, or be born into a family with strong ties, bonds, and so much love.
Today I want to really highlight the Beautiful and Strong Ladies in my life and here is a great photo of the two of them today (yes, this is a selfie)…..my Grandma and my Momma.
Growing up, I was determined to leave home. To get out of Ontario, to just go somewhere else. Never happy, never satisfied, wondering what more was out there to explore. My Grandma and Mom never doubted me, they never told me that I was crazy to dream big ideas or to want to explore more. They were always there, believing in me no matter what. I am sure they had reserved feelings about some of my not so wonderful decisions in life, but I was never made to feel as if I wasn’t good enough, smart enough, driven enough, because I was always enough to achieve whatever I set my heart and dreams to make a reality.
Although my Grandma would LOVE for me to be at home, I have to admit she was the one who once found a cute little Hawaiian themed knick-knack at a garage sale and bought it for me. Knowing that I am a bit of a free spirit who loves to bring joy to others, she supports me. These two wonderful women have brought so much joy and love into my life, and I love when I get to see them together on FaceTime, and of course, when I am home to be just with them.
My Mom did whatever she could to support me and at 35, I can’t imagine how she did this. She always put me first in my development, and she worked hard. Very hard. My grandparents did the same for her and I am sure that if you go back along the family lineage, it would be the same story but in a different time. I wouldn’t be here today if I didn’t have the strong network of amazing family and friends to support all of the wild dreams and visions that I have.
Go and show some love to those Beautiful and Strong people in your life today. You can make a difference in a very positive way, go out and do it. Make someone smile because you told them how awesome they really are to you and maybe this is something you don’t say enough.
Lots of Aloha from Kauai.