Well, it may sound highly self absorbed of me and it probably is, but one of my life long lessons has been learning that this life is “not about me”. Boy, I’d like to say it’s been an easy lesson to learn, but I’d be lying, it’s tough and still can be on a frequent basis (confessions good for the soul, right?).
I can remember as a child when this painful truth just started to become apparent to me. My birthday is on the 4th of July and every year for MY birthday a big multi-million dollar production of fireworks was set off for my special day, I even saw fireworks on the television, everyone was into celebrating MY special day…imagine my 5 year old horror when I realized the fireworks weren’t necessarily for ME, they had something to do with Independence day and freedom or something like that?! Or imagine my shock, when I stay home from school because I’m sick and the school actually still opened without MY attendance! The painful lesson began… Continue reading “It’s Not About Me”