8 Unexpected Gifts that Defy Gravity

Christmas Gifts By Marci Payne

I started blogging less than a year ago. I was looking to give, yet I think I have received much more. Little gifts started arriving in emails, on blogs, and in feeds. I was hoping to exchange ideas, yet I never expected to receive life-changing gifts in return.

These gifts have stirred something in me. I am not the same. I am renewed and redefined. Connections are blooming. And, roots are starting to grow from me.

“Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I’m through with playing by the rules
Of someone else’s game.”
Defying Gravity, Glee Soundtrack

Your stories of triumphs and struggles have inspired me. To let go of playing by the rules that don’t work for me.

Like most great gifts, I want to share them with others. I want these gifts to keep on giving. To leave a postmark with you, as they have left their inspiration on me.

Unexpected Gifts I Received This Year

You may not know that you have left your inspiration with me to grow. And, you may not realize how much you are defying gravity. You are not letting others hold you back. You are defining your own rules to live by.

Defying Your Own Gravity

Whatever is holding you back from more fully enjoying each day, know that you can defy this gravity. You can identify small steps that can grow to create big change. The trick is holding onto those small steps when others try to drag you back down.

These little gifts of liberation have stirred me to act. To make changes, renew lost intentions, & find new choices:

  • Create space in my life for creativity
  • Cherish renewal and release
  • Less than perfect is good enough
  • Write from my life (not write to live)
  • Slow down and enjoy the journey
  • Life is now, not later
  • Coaches and stories are in all of us

It’s not enough to just read about it, how will we use it? To make a difference in our own lives or in others.

“Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It’s time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes: and leap!” ~ Defying Gravity, Glee Soundtrack

It’s too late to go back. I can’t return. I am changing. I don’t want to go back to sleep. I want to open my eyes to possibilities. To the lessons each new day brings.

Words can be the igniter that we need to transform our lives. To defy gravity. To liberate ourselves. Start small, and watch it grow.

What big change are you wanting to unwrap next year?


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Photo Credit: Marci Payne’s Christmas Gifts

5 responses to “8 Unexpected Gifts that Defy Gravity

  1. Marci, thank you so much for including me in this beautiful list. It makes my heart sing to know that I have inspired you and witnessing your transformation is truly inspiring to me too. Happy holidays and I wish you more uplifting moments as your journey continues in the new year.
    Much love, Katie

  2. What a compliment, Marci! One of my blogging aims is to inspire and upift my readers so I’m thrilled to be included in your list. I, too, am changing as a result of the blog world. It’s amazing how my new blogging friends are helping me to grow and develop.
    Warm wishes for the New Year,

    • Linda, You are very welcome. Almost anything can help us grow. For me, it’s focusing on one thing at a time, so I can really get my hands in it! Hope you are enjoying your travels 🙂

  3. You have such a gracious way about you, Marci, and it’s evident in this post. It is true what you say that in our blogging adventures, there is wisdom out there that is life-changing and gravity-defying.

    Thank you for reminding us that these blog posts that so many of us pour our hearts and souls into are gifts. And thank you for listing one of my posts.