I recently watched an amazing movie called Dolphin Tale. It's the story of a relationship between a boy and a dolphin named Winter who lost her tail in a crab trap. The movie is about overcoming odds and obstacles. It's about belief and miracles and persistence. This movie, which is based on a true story, touched me in so many ways.
I thought about how often people with hardships are forgotten about, dismissed. I thought about how these same people, when the odds are stacked against them, have a choice. They can say, this is my destiny, this is what is meant to be... OR they can rise above, say, I was meant for more than this, and find a way to make things happen.
To the world, I could be one of these that could be dismissed and written off. I'm middle aged. I am divorced (more than once I might add). I have battled alcoholism and drug addiction. I have wrestled with obesity all of my life. I don't have a partner or children of my own. I have struggled with depression most of my life. So, I could be written off. Most importantly, I could write myself off. I could give up and say oh well, my life is half over. It's not what I wanted it to be. I don't have a partner to live life with. I don't have children. I struggle with my weight, so I can't sell health and wellness products. People probably think I am a sham, so I'm just going to give up.
I could say NO!!!!! I'm still living and breathing so I still have a purpose! God has me doing this. NOW. At the weight I am RIGHT NOW. I could hide behind my computer. Not get out and meet people. Not tell the world about what I do for fear of judgment, for fear of what they will say about me. OR I can do it anyway. I can tell people what I do with a smile and hold my head up high. Because maybe they are just like me. Maybe they may need to see that you don't have to be PERFECT to start this business. You can hang your head up high as a size 2, or a size 12, or EVEN a size 18.. I have a story to tell that people need to hear. And the enemy thinks I am going to use my pants size as an excuse not to tell them. HA!