It's been an Independence kind of year

I have been thinking about how much my life has changed this past year. In some respects I look like the same person, but internally, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, I have changed. Physically, I have also changed in ways that are visible and invisible. As Alice Walker's writing once taught me, "we are never the same river twice." Even by the time I finish this reflection I will physically be a new being. Cells will have died and others will be in their place. I still have things I am working on in my life, but changing the things I have agreed to in my life have created a more peaceful, loving and energizing world.  Everything in my life is being or has been decluttered. I am making myself a priority because I am worth it. From coloring my hair burgundy with red and purple highlights this weekend to buying new and nice clothes to releasing relationships with were energy draining it has been about sharon loving sharon. So today as I get ready for our 4th of July BBQ, I am celebrating my independence from all that which weighed me down and was zapping my energy.  Free at last, free at last, thank you Creator, I am free at last.