Blogs by Ann Marquette
Fire in My Soul
2/27/2005 8:48:37 PM
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This is how reaching up, reading, striving to be better, and how other writers can stir the fire in our souls to do better, AND how we can find at least one person who creates in us the desire to BE better, as a human being, a friend, companion, etc.
For years, a huge part of my life has been to strive to be a better person, to shed the less than good parts of myself. It is a long and difficult journey to say the least.
As I have grown in maturity, been blessed to meet many wonderful people in my life who have at least one special quality (or many) I have wanted to emulate.
Some of life's experiences have forced me to be better, to do better. Those are the really tough lessons, but make us stronger and better.
I have been reading much the last 10 years or so, searching, getting inspired, learning something from each book I have read.
Recently I purchased the book SHINE by Larry Thompson whose Project Rise & Shine is for people who want to truly SHINE by living the life using the gifts/talents God has given them. His book is partly a workbook, asking questions that make us look deep into our selves, finding all the awesome things about ourselves many of us don't remember or not aware of...like what is special about us, what is unique, what are the wonderful things we have accomplished in our lives. Powerful stuff to become aware of, be grateful for, and love about ourselves.
I just started the book Fierce Conversations (Achieving Success at work and in life, one conversation at a time) by Susan Scott!!!!!!!!!! Wow! EXPLOSIVE...Fierce/Intense!
Barely started and already I have been so inspired...
My spirit, my soul has already cried out...
I want for all who encounter me for any reason, but especially those special close friends, family, business associates - I want to be a breath of fresh air, inspiration for hope, feeling peace, and to know they are loved.
AND, I want to be the very best I can be in every way, so that one day, when that very special someone comes into my life I will be the best friend, companion, lover, soul mate for him.
My soul is on fire...
Thank you to all who have already loved me before I become the best I can be.
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