Happy New Year! I removed the word “Healing” from my homepage tagline “Living and Healing with Passion and Faith” to “Living Out Loud with Passion and Faith.”
Why? Because after four years of blogging and therapy and getting deeper into my faith, I felt it was time. I feel more whole. When I first started blogging four years ago, I was in the throes of therapy working out forty-something years of hurt, anger, righteousness, and conflict. Some of the junk was due to the cards dealt to me; some of it was self-inflicted. Many of my posts talk about facing stuff, shedding old skin and growing some new.
I’ve been able to forgive myself and forgive others. I’ve learned the blessings of extending grace instead of waiting for the other person to bend first. I’ve become a bit more discerning before jumping in. It is OK and sometimes crucial to say “no.” I remind myself to consider the big picture, to be still and know that God is God. More than a few times, I’ve given a tricky person or difficult situation over to the Divine to duke out, instead of me.
I’ve also gained peace by disengaging when it just wasn’t worth the effort or damages to hammer my point home.
So, here’s to a new year of living up to my new tagline “Living Out Loud with Passion and Faith!” I expect to laugh more, cry more, praise more, forgive more, and play more air guitar!
Is it time for you to have a new tagline in 2016? What would it say?