Diaries of a Fluffy Rican: I am alive and blessed through Grace

I am alive today, and if you can't tell this is my I am alive challenge post for today. I like this challenge because it reminds me that being a live is a blessing. It doesn't always feel like a blessing. The world around me seems to be on a mission to make me feel cursed for merely being alive. Yet that's a lie, and no matter how many times, or in how different ways that lie is presented. It's still a a big fat ugly lie.

The simple fact that I'm still here, means that there is still something left for me to do in this world. I'm blessed to be here in Colorado. As I sit here enjoying the cool breeze, that's flowing and fluttering all around me. I'm thanking God for that blessing. I am alive today. I am blessed, and loved. It's not selfish to say that. I'm not self centered to admit that I've been blessed. I'm grateful.

I'm grateful for having been given the opportunity to walk away from the rut I had created. Years of pacing back and forth while questioning my existence. Wondering why I was here, and what I was supposed to do next. Created a rut that grew deeper and deeper with every passing year. The job that at one point I had been grateful for, had become a limiting reality. I felt trapped. But God.

I don't deserve his blessing. I didn't earn his love, it was given to me through Grace. Grace (God's underserved favor) is available to us all. As long as I humble myself to receive it, while believing enough to keep my eyes open for it's realization in my life. I don't pretend to be some spiritually moral person. I'm a simple person, and often times I've played the fool. But God honors commitment. The willingness to keep trying no matter how foolish it looks or feels.

Commitment is that willingness to try again. A belief that thing's will line up, even if I can't see how it possibly could. It's also an understanding that it's better to look foolish for trying, and knowing that I my did best. Then to suffer through the regret of realizing later in that it would've worked out.

Regret is bitter and tends to stick around. So instead of arriving to the "later on" and seeing how it would've have come to be. Let's keep pushing through. So when the unexpected or unforeseeable comes. We'll be glad we were committed. Thanking God that we didn't quit, and remembering what we went through with a grateful and satisfied heart.

Thanks for sharing with me. I invite you to check the #iamalivechallenge . There's something self healing about taking a moment to acknowledge that #youarealive, and maybe even giving thanks that #hiveisalive and thriving. God bless :)



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We must celebrate life because, it's the first gift we get at every first time immeasurable by the clock.
Our environment is the mission, we're the planner, the nature is the plan. It's always wise to know the impact you can make in every environment you found yourself.
You're not cursed my friend.
Congratulations for being on the spotlight today

Thank you. I appreciate your support. I pray plenty of blessings on you and your family, adding many more reasons to give thanks for being alive. :)

I say a big amen to that.
Thanks and same prayers for you.
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Great to see you alive and well @dreamingirwin, and wow that was really inspiring to read, so long as we are alive we have a hope of a better tomorrow and the means to make it happen, we just need to grab it, enjoy your day and stay safe, awesome and alive.

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Thank you. Some days it's easier to flow then others. It's about steady commitment right. I appreciate you stopping by.

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Yes, commitment is a key to most. Continuing to show up and commit is the action that must be repeated. You should never quit no matter what. You should never have any regrets as long as you take action.

Amen. This should be common sense, but being human means we can forget it moments after being reminded. It's only looking back that we see the results. We can only look forward in faith. That would be the ultimate super power: to be able actually look forward. Imagine the confidence that would come with that ability lol.

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I am glad you are well and alive in this time of so many difficulties with the pandemic, but it is true that we must always be thankful every morning that we are alive and face new challenges every day.

Thank you. I had no idea this post would flow this way, yet it came from the heart. Thanks for your support.

Hello dearest friend @dreamingirwin, Glad to see you alive and being daily spotlight. Of course you have published very inspiring articl today with useful motivation words. I can guess how you learnt many things about life and gained experience. Commitment very useful factor nowadays. Have a great day. Stay alive.

Thank for every much for sharing with me. I'm just learning as I go hoping I'll get quicker at applying what I learn as time goes by. Wishing you the best. :)

I can see you are blessed soul and we should always be thankful to God who made that possible for each and every one of us we do not need to be selfish by keeping it to our self and you have not been selfish so am glad and also for telling us here is as a testimony will also arouse some other people to emulate what you have done and also see a reason to give thanks to God even if not for anything but for the gift of life am happy to see us alive once again stay safe and stay alive @dreamingirwin

Thank you. I appreciate your view point. I didn't really consider my post as a testimony. It just kinda flowed and came together, and honestly if it blesses anyone. Then I thank God. I wish you tons of wonderful testimonies in your future. God bless

Am happy meeting you and I believe there is more to archive from each other @dreamingirwin

Thanks for the wishes am grateful @dreamingirwin

Yeah! Surely commitment is the key to achievement of whatever we laid our hands on. Thou it may not be easy in beginning but with commitment and consistency, and most of all with God grace we will surely strives if we don't give up the hope.

"if we don't give up". That's the key right, we hardly ever directly give up. We just become distracted, and slowly fade away. Sometimes we get frustrated out of emotion and quit, but usually it's a gradual distancing. Until some time passes and we look back wondering why we quit. At least that's been my experience.

Thank God for your life. His grace and mercies have kept us alive in the midst of difficulties. With life, there’s hope and once you wake up, you know there’s something more to do. We hope and pray for better everyday. Take care.

Thank you. God bless you.


@dreamingirwin, interesting post.
Yes, self belief and commitment is what takes you further.

One off my favourite quotes by Roy T. Bennett says:
“What's done is done. What's gone is gone. One of life's lessons is always moving on. It’s okay to look back to see how far you’ve come but keep moving forward.”
― Roy T. Bennett

Take care and stay safe.
Have a nice weekend.

I like that. It would make a good morning recital. Thanks for sharing.

happy day friend, every day is a new opportunity that is presented to us in the world, only those of us who are alive can enjoy the company of those around us and enjoy it depends only on ourselves, stay alive ....

I like that perspective, and honestly that's an area I'm blessed in. To enjoy the people in your life. Seems common sense right? Yet I'd be the first to admit that I am in need of a priority reprioritization. Yet we it takes is a phone sometimes. I appreciate the reminder.

Beautiful lines of motivation. Commitment plays a pivotal role in moving forward. Keep up the good work!

Thank you. I pray a blessing onto you and your family. :)

Thank you, dear. Blessing for you and your family, amen!






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Looks like you went down to the lowest point of your life.

Good to hear that by the grace of Almighty, you came out from that hole.

The best part is that you can recognise that grace, hence you are grateful.

May He guide you to the right path.


Well I've been pretty low, and I've hung out there for a while. Yet your right I thank God that he never left me there, no matter how badly I wanted stay. He loved me no matter how many times I argued and fought against his will. I'm just blessed that he gave me his Grace, he humbled me enough to keep going back to him. "I'm sorry Lord please help me with my unbelief". Even now I'm still in that process.

@dreamingirwin am really glad that you are alive and its a great privilege we have to be alive. Thanks for sharing

Thanks for stopping by. :)

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