This may not seem like a big deal to many, but for me, it’s a moment of gratitude reflecting years of letting go of the past and stepping into the next version of me.
When I moved out to CA, it was a quick departure. I had worked for years and had furnishings for a 2 bedroom place. When you know that I started to invest into buying my own household things when I was just a young teen- there’s a bit more of an impact in this sharing. All my teen and young adult purchases were carefully chosen, loved by me.
Growing up, I did the best I could. Made some decisions I thought were good- but hindset- even back then- I knew I made some wrong decisions that caused me to stay contricted, held back – then, and struggled during the get back on track process.
When I moved to CA and left almost all my things- I didn’t worry about it. Eventually- I lost everything I left behind.
God has so abundantly blessed me with little things along the way as I continue to grow for HIM, for me, and let go of ego, hurt, anger, shame of my choices- and stay true on the course of correction, reproof, self improvement.
This past year has been another painful, yet very needed year of letting go, growing, learning so I can be a better leader to serve those who have been stuck in disconnect in life and business. (I teach about that which I have lived.)
So – in my season of radical responsibility on a whole new level- yesterday I was blessed with something so simple- yet it has a powerful visiual impact for my eyes- and my heart.
My hubby and I are practical people- and I always have gratitude for the things I do have- given what I lost. God always remembers the desires of our hearts and when the time is right, will bless us- above and beyond what we expect.
For 28 years I’ve looked at the mixmatch of silverware we use for daily eating- and for 28 years it’s pinged my heart. Yes, I’ve stared at silverware at the stores many, many times- only to be overwhelmed by choices. I know I could have had matching sets of daily silverware a long time ago- but that choice always triggered emotions I didn’t really understand.
I have two sets of really nice flatware we use for holidays- and I want to steward them well, so we keep them for holidays.
Yesterday- I was gifted these. Finally a matching set for daily use! They have grace, elegance, timeless quality- and they fit and feel comfortably in my hands!
Here’s the best part:
1. I had to stop putting the silverware gifted to me into the space here. There’s more. I have backups and room to entertain with them now! (God fills to overflowing when He blesses!)
2. It really hit me why this matters:
We are to monitor, manage the ‘food’ we eat daily.
When I talk about ‘food’ – in this case I am referencing more than just physical food. It’s emotional, spritiual, mental, etc.
What we FEED ourselves with… is reflected in our inner peace and our outer world.
For me, that mismatched set of silver ware helped sustain me – but it kept subtly feeding my brain that disconnect is ok.
Disconnect is NOT ok- it leads to overwhelm, sadness, lonliness, sickness, disease and death.
For many years I lived in this state. And the past few years I’ve been assertively, openly, consistently removing all the things that kept my heart in disconnect. This year in particular I’ve been picking up the paces- and it’s exhilarating!
I know this is a super long post- so thank you for reading. Thank you for letting me continue to share. Thank you for reflecting on my words.
Now… it’s your turn. Where are you living with disconnect and how can I help support you back into strength to thrive?
“Live in Your Power. Live in Peace”.
Hugs to you!
Debbra Sweet is an award-winning leadership performance coach based in San Diego, CA, USA.
A multipreneur, best selling author, keynote speaker, musician and sought after business influencer is trailblazing a transformation trifecta in body, mind and business with her newest book “The Quick Start Trailblazing Guide: 7 Principles to Pivot into Profits” at http://www.trailblazingtips.com which reveals powerful lessons learned during her road to rehab.
She was involved with BNI since 1997 and served as a San Diego Director between 2004 -2018. Today Sweet has distinguished herself by breaking boundaries in body, mind, and business and leads leaders Beyond Business.
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