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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Happy (07/12/07)

TITLE: At This Time in My Life
By Brenda Pete
07/13/07


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At This Time in My Life

With outstretched arms, I took a deep breath as I raised my face towards the sky and smiled. No one knew what this feeling of being free really meant to me, except for a few friends. It took a long time in coming to this point. Yet, it was such a good feeling being at this place, at this time in my life.

There were a lot of emotions going on inside of me at this particular moment. Though, I couldnít give voice to any of them without bursting from being so full of gratitude. Or, shedding a tear or two at the relief that I felt because I know how far I had come. Others were involved in my journey; I didnít do it by myself.

Right now, I could truthfully say that Iím happy. This happiness is not just on the outside, by looking at my smile. It goes beyond that, bone deep down on the inside of me. Why? I had made peace with myself concerning a lot of things in my life. I had even asked forgiveness from some people about unpleasant things that I had done, and even put them through.

As I looked at the sights and sounds around me, I felt a bit like a child, turning around trying to take in as much as I could at one time. I felt like skipping with the freedom and playfulness this childlike feeling was creating within me. What would those passing by think of a thirty something carrying on in such a silly manner? Too much had happened for me to care. Gratefulness was flowing from my heart. I had truly come to know the fullness of Godís love and forgiveness.

After years of struggling with sins that I had tried unsuccessfully to hide, the omnipotent one had finally set me free. It was in those dim days of trying to overcome that I began to experience and develop a sense of closeness to him. As I overcame these obstacles bit by bit, a true sense of being free began to invade me from within. I can now say at this time in my life, I AM happy.


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Joanne Sher 07/21/07
I can FEEL your release, your freedom. I think this piece might have been stronger if you had given us a bit of detail on what you were set free from, but that may just be me. Keep writing!