Friday, July 17, 2009

Finding Your Swan

Ever have the feeling that everyone’s going “QUACK” when you’re going “HONK?”

Do you sometimes find yourself saying ~ “I’m not like the rest - I’m different?”

Feeling out of place?

Like the Ugly Duckling ~ we don’t always recognize our own strength or beauty. We focus more on ~ “If Only…”

In time, our mind’s eye will adjust to these dark feelings and we’ll begin to see our surroundings in a new light ~

We’ll recognize the real enemy ~ Fear
Then, like the duckling, our dreams will come true ~
Our Swan will appear!

As a child, growing old was something I dreaded. I never thought I'd become one of those 'white-haired' women with saggy skin -- but alas, age caught up and grabbed hold of me. Yep, I have white hair and my body is starting to sag. :))) Now when I walk by young children I often wonder if they're thinking the same thing.

Well, tomorrow I'm celebrating another birthday and I feel great! I'm alive, I'm happy, and I feel good about myself. No fear here just contentment. The sun will come out tomorrow and I'll be greeting it with a big smile! Woooweeeeee! Isn't life wonderful? You bet'cha it is!

I've finally found my swan even if I do look like an old pigeon. :)

“I never dreamed of such happiness as this, while I was an ugly duckling.”
~ Hans Christian Andersen

I hope all your tomorrows are filled with sunshine and laughter!

Susan xo

Freedom to Soar


  1. Susan, you have a great attitude about life, that in itself is beautiful. You are most certainly a swan. That is really nice video, thanks for sharing.

    Happy Birthday and have a great weekend.


  2. I can totally relate with what you're saying here, but I think I'm still looking for my swan.
    But thank you for sharing this. It's an encouragement for me :)
    And have a happy birthday!

  3. I love to quack when others honk!! :) It's hard a lot of times to revel in the things you have, instead of the things you want or you think would make you happier. Life is what you make of it!! Everything is beautiful :)

    Have a lovely, swan-filled weekend!!

    -- sami

  4. First, Happy Birthday, Susan!!!
    I did send you an email. I hope you got it. I too look in the mirror and think how quickly I've aged. Each day is a gift and I thank God every night for his blessing.

    Lovely blog!!
    Anne ^i^

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  6. Hello Susan,
    First of all I would like to thank you for reading my blog. It took me a while before I could post comments because of some internet problems.

    So, it's your birthday and feeling happy, alive and and good, on our birthdays truly uplifts our spirit! Being contented for what we have fills our heart with joy thus making us feel more optimistic in life. Happy Birthday, Susan. Enjoy!