This post was written in response to Linda Hill’s weekly Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.
This week’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday Linda has asked us to begin a post starting with the word ‘who’. Join in and have fun!
This morning, as I do most mornings, as part of my morning routine, I wrote my morning pages. There are many ways to write your morning pages, more in tomorrow’s post, but for me it’s just one page of free writing which takes about ten minutes to write in my journal. This morning I responded to Linda’s prompt and started with the word ‘who’. Here’s what I wrote.
Who said life would be easy, or fun, or even interesting?
Who told you all your dreams would come true?
Who predicted true love and happiness were in your path?
Perhaps it was your parents, or a TV ad or programme, or a grandparent, friend, teacher, or even a therapist?
Or maybe You decided that You were worth it, that You were enough, that it was You who foretold and visualised your future and then made it come true by turning wishes into goals with careful planning, perseverance, hard work, motivation and determination? And why not? A little help along the way.
It was You who made the promises, and it is You who can make them come true.
Who said it was possible, valuable and deserved? You
Who said it was impossible, worthless or undeserved? You
Who is right either way? You
It is always You. So, believe in yourself, work on yourself, plan to make your dreams become goals and make them come true, because your life is a gift, and You have the power; it’s in your hands.
The question is WHO, and the answer is YOU.
Writing this post has reminded me of the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley.
Here’s the last stanza:
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
I Hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday! Take care and stay safe.