I am overwhelmed with gratitude this week as I sit down and see just how many people were impacted by my article posted last Monday. Sharing your heart can be a scary endeavor, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. Through many conversations, text messages, and Facebook likes and shares, it became so clear how important my message was. There were so many people that NEEDED to hear the words that I typed. And everyone came from a different place. Different walks of life. Different jobs. Different marital statuses. Different living situations. Different ages. But one thing was constant. Everyone affected by my words last week walks this planet on a daily basis searching for answers. We all have great days and we all have hard times. Each one of us is human.
I write to you this week to challenge you. I wonder who is going to be up for this and who will just read the words on the screen and move on. Challenges take effort, thought, and desire so I do not make this attempt lightly. I believe, though, that challenges bring us to another level that we never knew could exist. Challenges force us to rise to occasions and become stronger and wiser than we once were. Today I am challenging you. Are you up for it?
I have found that sharing the “real” you is the best gift you can give anyone. It can also be the scariest most vulnerable place you have ever been. What if people disagree? What if people don’t like the “real” you? What if “you” isn’t good enough? I’m here to say that all of that is irrelevant. Unimportant.
Your story. Your journey. Who you are and the story you are writing for the world is the most beautiful gift you have.
So here is my challenge. I challenge anyone reading this to find a way to share a piece of themselves this week. Share what makes you “you” and the trial(s) it took to get there. Either share this article on Facebook along with something that most people don’t know about you or comment below with a part of your heart. Either way, I challenge you to share yourself. Get out there and SING! What if your story has the power to heal someone? What if your story helps someone see that they aren’t so alone after all? We don’t live meaningless lives and our stories can help heal others in the times when we least expect it. I can’t wait to read and share in each of your stories this week! 🙂 In the meantime, I hope you’ll “Run to Your Happy Place.”
Brittany M. McMillan
Founder- Run to Your Happy Place