I cannot even begin to tell you how many times throughout the years I have been telling my children, that one of the hardest struggles in life-will be to stay true to who you really are. I kept trying to blog about this yesterday, there are some things that have happened to my children and to myself lately that really had me thinking about this quote. I must have spent 30 minutes trying to write about it and then deleted it and shut the computer down. I believe in many things. I believe in prayer, I believe in being a good person and I believe that it is important to live your life honoring God everyday. I don't go to church every Sunday, in fact I am proud if we make it there on the holidays. Just because I don't attend church doesn't mean I am not praying or thanking God every single day of my life, because I am thanking him. A few months ago I discovered Joel Olsteen radio. I am Episcopalian, not born again. To me it doesn't matter what you are, it matters that you pray, you believe in God and you do right by him. So I am driving in my car, it was dreary out, I was having a rough day and I just felt like pulling over and crying. I turned on the radio and start scanning the channels.....it stops on the Joel Osteen Radio station, So I start listening. It was like God was speaking directly to me. Everything that was coming out of Joel's mouth, was exactly what I needed to hear at that moment and since then it continues to happen when I listen to him. I ended up hearing about a book he wrote " You Can, You Will". This morning I decided to look it up and listen to a sample of it. Bam, it hit me. Once again exactly what I needed to be hearing, how to stay true to yourself. The things we need to hear or see are being brought to our attention. Sometimes the problem is we have our eyes and ears closed. Start listening and start looking around you, you will start to notice that what you need is being given to you. You just need to be opened to it. I had goose bumps when I started to listen to that sample of his book, silently thanking God for listening to me and guiding me in the right direction.