Oh, sure. I still have problems, shortcomings, insecurities, bad habits. But I feel very fortunate to be in the here and now. I also feel I (we) deserve it - my soul has rewarded me (us) with this lifetime because I (we) have suffered through so many others. I think my higher self is saying, "We done good. Let's take a breather. Vanessa, go enjoy this lifetime and spread some love. Show compassion for others in pain b/c you (we) were there once, too. Oh, and here are a few gifts to help you (us) along the way. Try not to lose focus." So here's a thank you note to my soul and my former selves. This sounds, weird and a borderline cheesy, I know. But sometimes you just have to give into the cheese and acknowledge the part of yourself that's bigger than you are.
Someone should make a movie about this. Oh wait. They already did. It's called Cybil. Haha! We're cracking ourselves up! ;-)