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Serenity within my reach

A dedication to someone special…

Sometimes the smallest things can become your biggest moments, baring treasures that hold the most profound meanings. It might be nothing more than a flash, a brief second, but it is that very brief second that slows down time into slow motion as it captures your heart with wonder. Forever, it stays in your memory, captured as the moment when a special occurrence came to be.

Personally I love when it happens, and it makes me smile that the humblest moments are the ones that engrave themselves into my mind. I love that I’m simple enough to experience such moments, that they bare the intensity they do for me and that I recognize them as the ones that have a forever, lasting impact. That they are the ones that become my most treasured moments. For it is not important of how expensive that treasure was, but it is the moment and the emotion that was stirred throughout the process. I feel extremely blessed when it happens, for both, the experience of the moment and to be the chosen one who was bestowed upon to experience this kindness.

And so it happened on Thanksgiving day this year. I had to work at 3PM and I would be celebrating this holiday mostly with my extended work family. One of the things I was celebrating was my relationship with my boss and how it had developed into a status of friendship over the past months. There was a different level of trust these days and our relationship went passed the status of a boss and an employee. It was and remains something that I cherished and I’m forever grateful to have earned his trust. We talked often, exchanging life experiences and wisdom, and we leaned on each other when things got tough or one of us needed a little cheering up. There was an alliance and we made each other’s day better by having fun at work and doing what we had to, to stay on track with goals and metrics. We made a great team and I can honestly say that I have found a dear friend and not just a boss.

I pulled into the parking lot on Thanksgiving day, but decided to park behind the building. It would be nuts and soon the lot would be packed with customers hastily rushing from stores to store to get the best deals. I could visualize the car dings and the hectic and was heading for safer grounds. I saw my boss walking through the parking lot and drove towards him to say hi. I was rolling down the window as he walked up to my car, looked at me and held his closed fist out towards me. He was holding something inside his hand and for a moment I hesitated about his unexpected gesture. I’m not sure what I thought it was, but after a brief second my open palm met his hand. He placed the object he had held into my palm and slowly withdrew his hand. I looked at what it was, choked up and couldn’t speak, while watching him silently walk away. Later I would find out that the serenity rock he had given me was something he had for a long time. Coincidentally he had come across it and felt that it was time to pass it on and that I should have it. I’m not sure why he thought so, but whatever the reason, it was one of those moments I will never forget and a rock became my biggest treasure.

I still can hardly describe the moment and weeks later I still remember the impact that this moment had on me. The stone is always in my sight and sometimes I hold it to remind myself that serenity is always within our reach. That we can hold it within our palms, and that we can find it wherever we are in our journey. For me it was only normal that I would direct my attention to the serenity prayer that bares a message relevant for this time. You already know that I believe nothing happens by coincidence and that everything has meaning. You might not see it the same and I do recognize that pretty much everything that happens in my life these days, is perceived as some sort of sign by me. To be honest, I like it that way and I enjoy the level of awareness my soul has grown into. It’s a peaceful place and I believe that the universe guides us all, that the spirits mean well for us and that they are always by our side. It is up to us to see what signs and messages they have in store. Lately, finding feathers is a huge part and an almost daily occurrence. “When feathers appear, loved ones are near”. I feel guided by my loved ones and I know my Dad and even Nikki is close, watching me safely through this process. As the watch me from across the veil, I know I’m not alone and that one day we will reunite.

Serenity prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;

Courage to change the things I can;

And the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;

Enjoying one moment at a time;

Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;

Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;

Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;

So that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever and ever in the next.

Amen

Author:

Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

22 thoughts on “Serenity within my reach

      1. Bigger melting pot than Reno. (I went to college in Portland and lived on the coast for 17 years) This is a very true statement. Portlandia is not just TV, it is real! lol

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      2. I loved visiting Portland and I felt at home right away. I love the diversity, the artistry and the melting pot feel. Everyone has something to bring to the table and there seems to be more acceptance for all.

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  1. Margit, I love reading your posts because I find a soul sister on the other side of this screen. The way you find such great happiness and peace in the smallest things in life – that is the way to be, my sweet. Gifts are measured by the love that is buried within them, no matter how or small, how cheap or expensive they might be. It is also wonderful to have a friend in your boss. One cannot say that often. xx

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    1. Awe Arundhati what a kind thing to say. You made my month and you touched my heart in ways words can’t describe. I also know that it takes one to know one and it is wonderful to have found you my soul sister. I’m blessed beyond means and I’m so grateful to have met you and have you on my life. Xoxo thank you

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    1. Yes, thank you very much my sweet friend. It’s hard to find but it can happen. As for the simple things, I’m a simple girl and I don’t need much. It’s moments I treasure and those are priceless.

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