All too often we find ourselves rebuilding from the various storms of life. The wake of destruction can be brought on by the loss of a loved one, a shift in the pattern of life inside the home, the loss of a job, shaky faith, health troubles, and a host of other things. I won’t go into too much detail as to my certain circumstances in this situation but it has shaken me to my core and caused me to reevaluate my entire place in life; where I am at, why I am here, where I am going, and when I will get there. Dear universe, what are you trying to tell me? What direction are you moving me in?
I have always been told that pain in life is an indicator of growth. I was raised to liken rough patches in life to birthing pains. In order to experience the joy of holding your sweet and precious newborn, you have to go through some of the most excruciating pain known to (well not even known to) man. In the same way, in order to experience whatever breakthrough awaits you, you have to make it through whatever shakes you.
So I tell myself to hang tough, and hold tight to the promises that I know to be true. At the end of the day, where I live, who I share a home with, who loves me on earth, how much money I make, what kind of car I drive, and all of the other things are not going to matter. The purpose in life is to enjoy living and that is what I intend to do.
Sure, I am disappointed today, but I refuse to remain in this state. I forgive myself, I forgive others, I have grown, I will continue to grow, I will let go of what cannot be changed, but I will change whatever I can.
I am excited for a better tomorrow.
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