From IAH to SDQ
Trip No. 10
Dominican Republic ~ When I am there I feel free. Flying into the capital (Santo Domingo) and a two hour scenic drive to a Romantic beachfront property in Uvero Alto and then back to the capital… Lord, I’m so in love!
You don’t want me to acknowledge the pain.
You only want me to acknowledge the good again.
Now that I’ve turned my back to you, I know you’re hurting too, but what are you teaching me?
Not to be blue?
Just as you think of me daily, the consequences of your actions reminds me daily not to let you back in until you can acknowledge the pain I’m in!
What you’ve learned to accept in your culture may not be ok in mine. If you can’t live without me, then you have to confess that what you feel is true.
Which is… You can’t be without me and you don’t want to be blue!
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Love with good intentions.
Even when you doubt that it’s true love, love them anyway.
Love with the intent that they may never love you the same way you love, but don’t take it personally.
Love is a choice and when you are faced with choosing to love someone you will know.
After you’ve loved (with or without boundaries) and you choose to leave that love,
leave knowing that your love did not fail, because you chose to love with good intentions.
Even though we fail in love,
Love never fails us.
Always remember, no matter how bad some things are, they could always be worst and no matter how good things are, there is always room for things to get better. Better is always around the corner.
You are one of the best, because there are so many great things about you, that if you get caught up on focusing on one thing, you might miss what’s most important. ~You. ~ Anonymous
There comes a time for cleansing and a time to reflect on your personal behaviors. A time to acknowledge where you were wrong or you may have experienced an interaction between you and another person and you felt they may have done the wrong thing. There is Power and Redemption in forgiveness.
I am a witness that it removes the hatred and the ill feelings of anger and perhaps one day you will be able to move forward in peace with or without their apology. I want to start from within and work my way through it. Yes, my travel experiences have been very exciting and fun, but it was not always the right thing to do and I am not sure how many people I have abused along the way. I am sorry for the abuse. I chose to open that door to love.
I wanted my eyes to see, my ears to hear, my nose to smell, my feet and my fingers to touch, and my tongue to taste the essence of true love. I was exposed to it all. I was all in. I truly loved.
My love experience had some astonishing and enlightening facts and secrets that were revealed to me. Revelations of good and bad can have its way of turning lives around and it is ok to acknowledge that revelation. His divine truth is only to be embraced and never rejected. Through acknowledgement and acceptance is when there will be a true change. Love is a state of being. It defines who you are and whose you are. When I can forgive, I can say I have accepted the full responsibility of love.
Who are you? How do you define who you are? Where does your inner being reside? Have you explored that greater side of yourself? Do you feel the need to reach deep within? Do you deserve to live a better life?
A Love …
If you’re not there yet, you can go there. Meditate, study, create who you desire to be, or just be yourself. For some, that comes so easy. Pick a mentor or become one. I know you have found an example of greatness in someone you know. Learn to focus more on what’s inside and how you can cultivate your gifts.
We all can use a lot more love to get us through the days. Enjoy your journey and share your success with others. You never know who you can inspire.
Tap into your greater side and learn to give back.
I have a birthday milestone coming up in July and have not made any major plans, but I know I want to travel somewhere special.
I have been to the DR more frequently than I should admit to so perhaps in July, this trip can be somewhere new.
Just travel; besides a little travel never hurt nobody, right?
This is an awe inspiring story from my friend Ms. Shanna Stevenson! Expat ~ Travel Enthusiast ~ International Trip Planner ~ Dominican Republic Host. Please take two minutes to find out more about her travel business and most importantly vote for her to be a recipient of the FedEx Small Business Grant!
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