Chasing that itch

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Ever feel an itch coming on, and the only way to make it go away is to scratch it?  Sometimes, when I get an itch on my back, I reach for it and as I near it, I feel like it moves away from me and then I end up chasing it and need my entire back scratched to really chase it down?  Do you know what I am talking about?  Has that ever happened to you?  When you reach for your dream or something you want, do you find that the more you chase it, the more it eludes you?  And it seems like the harder you try, the further away you feel from your goal?  Like nothing you do is working…regardless of the effort, time, and committment you now carry?  But what happens when you get that need to chase the itch…it feels like unfinished business.  You cannot just ignore it…it is STILL there! Quietly nagging at you…almost teasing you and taunting you…like it is saying, “Come get me — I bet you can’t catch me!”  No one likes a tease.  You know it and I know it.  If it is out there…right in front of you…and you do nothing about it, what happens?  It eventually comes back to harass you.  Oh, and it gets bigger every time it does.  That itch becomes something you HAVE to have.  And NOT doing something about it, is not an option.  It tantilizes you with the possibility that you can catch you after a long, hard-fought battle.  The stirring inside you that can no longer be silences has been awakened and you will never be the same again.  In recent weeks, I visited with people who find it very hard to admit that there is something more out there that now alludes them.  In fact, they look away, trying not to make eye contact, and pretend it doesn’t exist.  But I know.  And they know too.  Someone once told me that “people don’t talk the way you talk” and she is right.  But I replied, “They think that way and they want to live that way.” When we finally admit and put the walls down (some of them, some of the time) to acknowledge that we even have the itch, then does it become valid to chase after.  Not because someone tells us to or because it is what everyone else is doing.  It is something we feel.  You cannot see an itch…it cannot be touched or heard.  Have you got an itch that needs chasing?  Maybe some unfinished business that lingers over you, keeping you up at night?  Well, I say CHASE THAT ITCH!!  Here is a perfect example of someone who did just that…and look at her now…  “I Dreamed a Dream” by Susan Boyle

Michelle A. Homme 2013 ©

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