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What's in a Name or a Title?

My name is Charity.  Quite often when I tell people my name, they make some remark about how lovely a name it is, or how much they like it.  I like it too - it's a great name and I am very proud of it.  My dad named me, or so the story goes, as he liked the name and decided I should be a Charity.  When I give my name at a Starbucks, or over the phone, they never get it right, so my "go to" has been to say, "like the foundation."  Charity is my name - is it my identity too?

Labels, names, titles - they all serve to create an identity for us.  Who am I?  I am more than a name, however nice it may be.  I am so many amazing adjectives, definitive adverbs, and incredible abstract nouns.  Sometimes the things that we truly are may not even be a part of what title, name or label is assigned to us.

Breaking our own mould and becoming who we want to be is something that takes perseverance, guts and a whole lot of time and effort.  Yes, I am a mother, wife, sister, daug…