I received a gift this week, it was small but meaningful. Given to me by someone who knows nothing about me only the fact that I have an obsessive collection. It could be annoying to others which makes me smile just a little. It holds purpose and keeps me on track. I felt special to have been the person to whom it was offered. Have you guessed it yet?
I will end your suspense, it was a clock. But not just an ordinary clock it is in the shape of a butterfly. Made of plastic, the clock mechanism came out which left the butterfly totally empty. An empty butterfly is not a pretty sight in my eyes. In fact when I first realized the clock came out of the shell I thought I had broken it, but the clock kept ticking so I knew it was still working. I was reminded of myself, I was broken, but kept ticking long enough to keep myself working to prepare for my flip.
So here I am, having survived several what would be anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, and at the same time I have invited new friends, and relationships. I have met some very wonderful people who needed me just as much as I needed them. I have held the hands of some who needed me and others have held mine.
Some can flip a house and others can flip a soul. Both are flipping “time”. I’ve been there and have witnessed lives being changed. I have seen a crossover between faithless and the faithful when a man visits his mom for the first time at her grave in over ten years. I have felt the love of a son to his parents when being introduced at their grave sight.
Both of those instances stopped time for me. I found purpose and meaning where my life was at that moment. I had flipped time and I was making a difference. Everything happens for a reason, I will always believe that.
So let’s flip some time my way, I am about to embark on another journey. Making a move back to the area where I grew up. It will take some adjusting but I am confident that I will find myself pretty close to where I left off.
A young, vibrant woman holding on for love, true to herself, ready for adventure, and for the “one” to give her the ultimate flip!