Imagine being your best.
Not settling for mere imitation
Rather, giving your absolute best to the world.
The world may be raught with imitators and competitors,
But you are different.
You have set yourself apart from the rest
You heard the call, you answered it,
You made the decision
You didn’t make the decision to walk away
You didn’t make the decision to run
You didn’t chose comfort
You embraced the spirit of what you believe
Who you are
You took your past and you trashed it,
You recycled the parts that have built your character
And your integrity
You’ve shed the rest
In a big garbage heap of no regret
But rather hope
The phoenix has arisen from the ashes
He is alive and borne inside you
He is real
Despite your best last ditch efforts you tried to leave yourself behind
But the phoenix was within you-ready to fly…..
Soar above the rest
There is no owner’s manual for life, but there are guides like the bible to help us along the journey. When I was a teenager, I read two life changing books: Keeping Secrets, by, Suzanne Somers, and Call Me Anna, by, Patty Duke Astin. We lost an unsung hero yesterday, mental health activist &, actress, Patty Duke. It wasn’t that long ago that I saw her at The Orpheum in San Francisco in the Broadway Musical Wicked. Some may remember her in The Miracle Worker, others, Valley of The Dolls, still others may remember her cute teenage spirit in the tv show, The Patty Duke Show. However you remember her, remember that she was brave and courageous and took a topic, Bipolar Disorder and gave it a face. Though I am sincerely grateful to not be afflicted with such a disease, I have had family members whom I love and have loved dearly who faced the same demons that Patty so candidly shared with the world.