When I started Salubrity and Soul a year ago. I had done so to fulfill a personal promise to someone that I would go through with my (long awaited) plans to start writing again and to begin that process with a blog.
It just so happened that I ended up focusing on my experience with loss. That wasn’t my original plan though.
Growing up (which for me was many eons ago) English was my favorite subject and I, (believe it or not), used to be pretty good at writing… but as the old saying goes… “if you don’t use it you lose it.” Boy did I lose it! However, that’s not to say I won’t get it back.
That didn’t sway me from wanting to continue finding a way to bring writing back into my life either, because when you really enjoy something you tend to not just give up on it. You keep starting over until you get it going!
I didn’t start this blog with the intention of “changing someone’s life”, in fact, my hope and intention was to share my story and “if” it “could” help anyone…or “did” help anyone then “Wonderful!”
We all feel good when we are able to give back or make someone feel better right?
And that’s more than enough to make my life worthwhile. Just helping one person is enough – and like my grandfather used to tell me – a small victory is still a victory.
Because the truth is…Everyone can’t and won’t be able to do big things. Not to be a downer, but the reality is this…It’s just not in the cards for everyone or feasible. Some of us will have to make an impact in the world on a smaller (but no less influential or important scale). Otherwise we would all be super stars or become President – But then who would help us at a sales counter? Or help care for an elderly, special needs or disabled person?
Are those jobs no less important? Not at all. They’re very important.
There are many ways to make an impact in this life, because there are so many ways to help people and to be of service.
Maybe the only real concern that many might have is whether or not that impact will be noticed and revered by others, or lead to some type of fame. It’s all a matter of what we’re really seeking in the end I suppose.
All I know is (it seems) that everyone is trying to get on board the fame and noteriety train and to be honest…it can be a bit overwhelming at times.
How is everyone going to help everyone? There is just so much “help” out there. It’s enough to make your head spin. What ever happened to just sharing and leaving an impact with your words or your message?
That’s where I am now. That’s the direction that I seek to move forward in.
I appreciate my followers and readers so much and I am so grateful for your continued presence here on Salubrity and Soul and Instagram, but I am especially thankful for the ability to share our thoughts and stories together as a community. If we can make each other smile, laugh or appreciate another perspective – then GREAT!
That’s what it’s all about!
Until the next post…
Take care + Be well.
2 thoughts on “Feeling A Sense of Freedom”
Great post Carol! Congratulations on a year blogging – that’s a wonderful achievement. Blogging is an interesting thing. I always say I’m not a writer, I’m just a sharer. I just like to learn and then pass what I’m learning on to others. As you said, “there are many ways to make an impact in this life.” We don’t all have to do big things; sometimes the smallest things are the most meaningful. Blessings to you!
LikeLiked by 2 people
Thank you so much Terri! Blessings to you as well!
LikeLiked by 1 person