Band of Commitment

It is now my belief that one of the most prestige, profound, prolifically, pristine pledges we can make to ourselves is that of commitment. Too often, we find ourselves in life looking at ways to become a part of something bigger than ourselves. Sometimes, it comes in the form of families, which in and of itself is a confounding conundrum when you wiggle kids, parents, and significant others in to the mix. Other times, it comes in the form of jobs that refuse to fulfill our unquenched hearts. Amongst all the cacophony, buried underneath the clutter we seem to get lost in, sit our wary souls, waiting patiently to be nourished. Too often we’ve put ourselves last. If you’ve made it with me to this sentence, then take this moment and make a commitment to yourself. Commit to your happiness. Commit to your heart. Commit to your dreams, commit to the things you’ve put to the side, because there’ll be time for it one day…just not today. Erase that mentality. Take this metaphorical brush I pass to you and release colors into your life that paint a ring so bright and shiny, that it can be seen for miles. Wear that band of commitment with pride. You deserve it. This one is for you, and you alone.

3 Replies to “Band of Commitment”

  1. It’s so easy to get lost in the chaos of everything. To lose sight of the things that we want for ourselves, our goals, our dreams.

    I want to be a painter. I work in corporate America, because I bought into the dreams someone else sold me. I’m about to retire. Don’t get me wrong, God gave me a lot. Wonderful children, grandchildren and the strength and love and understanding and blessings to be able to give them a privileged life here in America. Yet, somewhere underneath all that, I still feel I never actually lived my true calling. I found one of your letters sitting on a park bench and it brought me here. I don’t know what led me to the park. All I know is I ended up here and your letter found its way to me.

    I am going to pick up painting again and use some of the money I have saved up to open a little gallery. You are not the direct cause, Ms. Flames, but you are a contributor to the light that I had dulled for so long.

    This website needs to be seen by the world. Keep your light bright and we’ll spread it with your words.

    Thank you

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your story. Thank you so much for taking the time to hear my heart in my words. Thank you for never giving up on your dreams. I appreciate your perspective. Your truth. Just as you tell me to keep my light bright, I hope you hold yourself accountable to your words as well and stay bright.

      Thank you and may the colors on your canvas stay as bright as your spirit.

  2. Minor setbacks we can always overcome, but we are our worst enemy to making our dreams or fulfill our desires. The doubt, the ancedotals we hear from people. We should reflect and take a step back and realize that the track that is instilled into us is blurred. We dont need to be part of the rat race when we can just have a good life with the piece of cheese we have.

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