I believe anything is possible.
I am not tied to any outcome.
My vow is to show up … and just keep showing up,
Not when I receive some approval
Not when I lose some weight
Not when I make some plans
Not when I get some courage
Not after I’ve done some research
Not when I’ve gotten some therapy for my issues.
I choose to believe I am ready now,
To live the life I’ve been wanting to live,
To make the contribution only I can make in this world,
Not without fail
Not without a few tiny meltdowns or a few dramatic upheavals
Not without shedding a tear or two or three.
I choose to believe I am ready now.
Because time doesn’t wait,
And I’ve let the chains of “someday” hold me back for too long.
I didn’t realize it until now
But I’ve been waiting for you to arrive at my doorstep.
And here you are,
Right on time,
On the day I choose to believe anything is possible,
On the day I refuse to be tied to any particular outcome.
I’m no longer waiting for “someday” to live my life,
to love myself & others,
and to make my unique contribution to this world.
I am ready now.
With shaky hands, I grasp this invitation graciously extended to me as 2017 stands at my doorstep.
I will step into my life unapologetically
Boldly, Bravely, Flawed and Full of Hope.
Because anything is possible
When you’re willing to show up
And bear your scars and dream your dreams beneath The Sky of Possibility.
Anything is possible in 2017.
I believe it enough for both of us.
So grab my hand.
Step through the open door.
This is us, showing up
and Full of Hope.
I see light ahead.
© Rachel Macy Stafford 2017
Dear ones, my site might look a little different today. My talented friend Julie Sherman helped me make it more authentically me. There’s more of my smile that makes my eyes get all squinty (thank you, Amy Paulson). There’s more of me owning my title as “author” which I tend to downplay. There’s more love here – because love is transformative, and the words ONLY LOVE TODAY have transformed me. I hope you feel love here. I hope you feel like you can be yourself here. I hope you believe in possibilities here. Take my hand. Together, there is hope. Please join The Hands Free Revolution community on Facebook & Instagram for daily inspiration to let go of distraction, pressure, & perfection to grasp what really matters. All comments, spoken & unspoken, are cherished & appreciated.