Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thank God Even Crazy Dreams Come True!




It's been a little over three years since I walked away from the 'security' of a 'regular' paycheck and the only career I'd known as a social worker at the Department of Veterans Affairs. When I told my coworkers what I was about to do, they thought I'd lost my mind. "You can't get a book published; you can't just walk away three years before you can retire. What are you going to do for money? What if your husband gets laid off?" What if...what if....what if....

What if I get two books published. What if I run the Boston Marathon with post polio syndrome and become an inspiration to others to bring hope and possibility into their lives. What if my gift of poetry blesses the lives of my readers to uplift them in their dark night of the soul. What if my husband is loved at his job and we have a phenomenal benefits package. What if he takes on consulting work so that I have the opportunity to heal my life. What if I am led to spiritual teachers and healers who help me to awaken to my life's purpose? What if... What if.... What if...

Yesterday in my iPod, on shuffle songs, Carrie Underwood's "Thank God Even Crazy Dreams Come True" came on. I realized how incredibly blessed I am to have the love and support of so many on my journey. And when I get a little off the path of being aligned with my Divine purpose, the Universe sends me a reminder and gently redirects me to where I need to be. I had an AHA moment that I am not an entrepreneur and a business woman. I do have a business, New World Greeting Cards and I can create original poetry just for you. I have been blessed to help heal relationships, pay a tribute to a dad who had died before his daughter's wedding day and we created a poem tribute for her wedding day, helped a dad find the words to say to his daughter on her special day, brought joy on Fathers Day by rewriting the lyrics to a father's favorite song from his daughter and grandchildren and the list goes on. When I began to focus on building the business and veered away from my purpose, it felt wrong and it didn't happen. When I began to focus on who I am, my purpose of sharing my journey, my purpose of Be-ing, and sharing my gift of poetry, wondrous events began to once again unfold.

Now that I am once again aligned with my Divine purpose, I feel God's loving hands upholding and uplifting me. I am excited and exhilarated. I am content and joyful. I am overflowing with gratitude for the opportunities to share my journey of strength, faith and courage. I am delighted I can help to heal childrens' lives half a world away. I am so happy I can bring hope and possibility to others through what has taken place in my life all because I took that leap of faith on May 25, 2007. Thank God even crazy dreams come true.

Hello you long shots
You dark horse runners
Hairbrush singers, dashboard drummers
Hello you wild magnolias
Just waiting to bloom

There's a little bit of all that inside of me and you
Thank God even crazy dreams come true

I stood at the bottom of some walls I thought I couldn't climb
I felt like Cinderella at the ball just running out of time
So I know how it feels to be afraid
Thank God it's all gonna slip away
Hold on, hold on

Here's to you free souls, you firefly chasers
Tree climbers, porch swingers, air guitar players
Here's to you fearless dancers, shaking walls in your bedrooms

There's a lot of wonder left inside of me and you
Thank God even crazy dreams come true

Never let a bad day be enough
To go and talk you in to giving up
Sometimes everybody feels like you
Oh, feels like you, just like you
Yeah

I've met some go-getters
Some difference makers
Small town heroes, and big chance takers
I've met some young hearts with something to prove
Oh, yeah

Here's to you long shots
You dark horse runners
Hairbrush singers, and dashboard drummers
Here's to you wild magnolias
Just waiting to bloom

There's a little bit of all that inside of me and you
Thank God even crazy dreams come true
Thank God even crazy dreams come true
Yeah

You can purchase the books that my dreams are made of through my website

If you'd like to commemorate, celebrate, say Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary with the words that come from your heart, check out the samples of what I have created for customers of New World Greeting Cards.

Please check out all of the exciting News and Events happening this summer and fall. I hope I'll get to meet you in person.

God bless, be well and here's to dreaming
With love,
Mary

1 comment:

Pamela McCurry Robbins said...

You are such a blessing and inspiration to so many people...on so many levels!

Thank God....

Pam

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