Because I Can…

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All About Me.”

When I started blogging I wanted my blog to be a source of inspiration and motivation.The title I chose for my blog has been the same since I started and it has never changed. That is because I truly believe that we can all change if we desire to. That we can be an inspiration to others, even when we feel at our darkest. That by saying and believing that “Because I can…” even if it is the smallest thing can have a profound effect on others.

I have had some dark times since starting my blog and wondering if I shouldn’t stop blogging. I have wondered if having a blog titled “Because I can…” wasn’t hypocrisy at it’s worst because I have often felt that I have lost my way and that maybe I can’t do it. But, I refuse to do that. I refuse to give in because at some point I truly believe that I will find my rhythm and inspiration again to write and to find my path. Sometimes we all stray and get lost in the havoc of the world and our own self-doubt. The trick is to never give up. We may not end up in the places we envisioned or in the way we envisioned it. But, it doesn’t mean that that is not the place we were meant to be or the trying does not make a difference. It makes all the difference in the world.

I will continue to write and I will continue to take my pictures and find my path. And I hope I can continue to inspire others to keep going even when they don’t believe it. And I hope I will never stop saying and believing in  “Because I Can.”

Stormy Skies

https://www.facebook.com/Reppenhagen7News?fref=photo

This amazing picture was taken and posted by a meteorologist named Corey Reppenhagen. It was taken in Colorado. It is amazing, beautiful and violent all at the same time. I look at this picture and can see the power of this storm in the image. I can imagine standing in the field looking at this. Feeling exhilarated and frightened at the same time. Storms have always gotten my adrenaline pumping. When I was younger I would stand on the rocky shore near where I lived in CT and just let the wind, rain whip around me. The waves washing over my feet, my arms outstretched and feeling like I could fly.

A Letter To Christians In Indiana, From Jesus

pavanneh:

Really loved reading this. It speaks to how I am feeling about Christianity at the moment. How did we as a “religion” stray so far from his path?

Originally posted on john pavlovitz:

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Dear Christians In Indiana (and those elsewhere, who might read this),

I’ve seen what’s been going on there lately. Actually, I’ve been watching you all along and I really need to let you know something, just in case you misunderstand:

This isn’t what I had planned.

This wasn’t the Church I set the table for.

It wasn’t the dream I had for you, when I spoke in those parables about the Kingdom; about my Kingdom.

It was all supposed to be so very different.

It was supposed to be a pervasive, beautiful, relentless “yeast in the dough” that permeated the planet; an unstoppable virus of compassion and mercy spread person-to-person, not needing government or law or force.

It was supposed to be that smallest, seemingly most insignificant of seeds, exploding steadily and gloriously with the realized potential of my sacred presence, becoming a place of safety and shelter for all people.

It was supposed to be something…

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Positivity blues

pavanneh:

I thought this would be a nice poem to start off my new phase of blogging. States how I am feeling going into this now. AB is a great photographer and I love his poems.

Originally posted on Perspectives on Life, the Universe and Everything:

Enough gloomy thoughts
Mind’s insane wrought
Let’s look at the sunshine
Clear blue skies
Contentment highs
Love pure sighs
pessimism dies
Smiles soar, fly
Soul feels at peace
Negativity release
bickering cease
Life’s new lease
Happiness keys
were left on the road
to be picked up
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