Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Day 433 ~ #25 of My 30 Days of Truth...

My 30 Days of Truth challenge   I will admit that I changed one question and changed a few curse words... other than that the challenge is intact. 

Day 25: The reason you believe you are still alive today...

There is no question about it... there are two reasons four reasons I believe I am alive today... no questions about it!

  1. God
  2. My first born
  3. My second born
  4. My third born
I have to be honest... there have been times in my life... okay I'll give you an example... wink, wink...
How about the time... it was the summer of 1978, just shortly after all the publicity of the Hillside Stranglers. They were killing women of all ages left and right in Southern California... I and another fifteen year old girl decided to hitchhike from the San Fernando Valley (a suburb just north of Los Angeles) to Yosemite... a 310 mile voyage...  All I can say is OH MY G!!  Not only that, but we hitchhiked back too.  My family clueless... 
All I have to say is that God had to have been watching over me! and I hope not to be as clueless as my parents were with me, with my own daughter.

As the years passed I have been faced with many other difficulties and I have to say that all three of my children have watched over me without their knowledge... I would have to definitely say that they have saved my life on more than one occasion.

There have been many difficult circumstances in my life, some that have put me in fetal position too! which have included the loss of my sons by my side.  However... the thought of my children... the visions of their little faces have given me unknown strength to move on and to better myself.

As I sit here and look back at all the crazy things I have done, all I can say is that I am so grateful to still be alive, watch my children grow into wonderful human beings and be able to make a difference.

That's right... I still have to make a difference... help someone in need...

Why are you still alive today?

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. ~Unknown

Where I've been and where I'm going next...  
Day 01 : Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 : Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 : Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 : Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 : Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 : Something you hope you never have to do. 
Day 07 : Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 : Someone who made your life hell, or treated you horribly.
Day 09 : Someone you didn't want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 : Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 : Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 : Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 : A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 : Write a letter to a hero that has let you down.
Day 15 : Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you've tried living without it.
Day 16 : Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 : A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 : Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 : What do you think of religion?  Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 : Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 : (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 : Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 : Something you wish you had done in your life. 
Day 24 : Make a playlist for someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 : The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 : Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 : What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 : Name a decision you made that caused a chain of events that would not have happened if it wasn't for that decision.
Day 29 : Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 : A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself
 Here's to 30 Days of Truth!

I am second.

[here's to you finding your... ]

... for a, l & c.  You are my sunshine(s).  

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ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

There are many times I know the only reason I'm still here is GOD's protective hand. THANKS for sharing.

Anonymous said...

With my life, living like a gypsy, going around the world, by myself, I think about this question all the time. All the sticky situations I have gotten myself into and how God has gotten me out of them.... It's thought provoking now, me with kids, settled, how I ever lived through it all. Love you for making us think!

mail4rosey said...

It's funny how the most challenging things in our lives don't bother us in the least because they are the most rewarding too...isn't it? :)

Kristina said...

It may be a short list of reasons, but it's certainly a full one:) Our kids have a way of making us force our way through the tough times.
Thanks for sharing,

Rosann said...

Oh Carla, I'm so glad God protected you through your hitchhiking adventures, and if your mom still doesn't know and hasn't said it yet, allow me to... "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?! YOU COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED, OR WORSE!" Okay, I feel better now. Lol! Always love stopping by to read your beautiful words here.

Blessings and love,