Today, I laughed so hard that tears were coming from my eyes... my belly was aching from the tummy muscles tightening.... There was so much joy and life inside of me. I was free once more in the happiness of being me! Nobody to tell me who I am... Nobody to ask me or question who I am... I am me! I am the whimsical, belly laughing, fun, shining, vibrant, magnificent being... I was created to be.... Nobody to take my shine... Nobody to steal my joy! I have allowed people to take away the very essence of who I have strived to be my entire life... I no longer have to explain myself to anyone... I no longer have to fear saying what is on my mind! I am free! I can listen to the music I choose, I can read the books I love to read... I can talk to whomever I want... I can paint a silly picture... I can write a silly poem... I am no longer bond by fitting someone else's mold... Accept for who created me... I was created; as we all are to be free... Free of burdens... free to know everything will be okay... Free to cry... free to feel... free to acknowledge when we are not okay... I choose joy... I choose me... each day I lay my burdens down... Each day a new challenge will come.... The only person that truly knows me is me! When you stop explaining yourself to people... you are free! Be you..Be brave and don't ever let anyone make you feel less than you are... Break free of the bonds and burdens... So what if you have made mistakes... so what if you lost your way.... so what! This too shall pass... Not sure where I am going or what will happen in my near future... But what the enemy means for your or my harm... The All Mighty will turn it around for his good... We have to embrace our assignment in this game of life and keep going... Keep carrying on... It doesn't matter what people think of you... It doesn't matter... in the end we meet our final destination.... For the rest of my journey... for the rest of your journey just don't worry how things turn out... Just live your best life while you have the chance...Don't forget to laugh... don't forget to rejoice through your battles... So what if you screwed up... If the bulb was meant to light without the screw head or electricity; it wouldn't have needed the circuits to brighten up the room! We need all the things in our lives good or bad to help us glow and ground us... the darkness and the dark parts of ourselves are what makes you shine far above the clouds of despair... Desperately search for you... and you will find yourself... Don't run from your pain... learn from it and laugh at yourself to good tears...You have to laugh at yourself and just say "It will all be okay!" much love from my heart to yours....