Thursday, October 14, 2010
There are so many things in life that we swear we would not, could not do and then when faced with certain situations, then we find out we can do them. We really do not know what we are capable of. When faced with difficult times, we find out just how strong, or weak, we really are. We can either learn from these times or wallow in them. One of my favorite sayings is we can either become better or bitter with what we are handed in life. Life truly is what we make of it. It is our choice. The only fools in life are those who refuse to learn from their own personal history. Many of us will shut ourselves up to avoid pain rather than learning what it is in ourselves that caused the pain to begin with.
Another of my favorite sayings is ...but for the grace of God, there go I. Nothing makes us immune to difficult times. We should not be so proud to think that we are too good for tragedy or difficulties. We also should not judge others for the difficcult times they are facing. Though some of them are self imposed, again education is the key. Remember, too, that love covers a mulitiude of sins. If we will love the difficult people in our lives, we may be used to be the catalyst of change for them. You can never go wrong for loving without conditions or expecting paybacks. Sometimes the greatest act of love is loving with no hope of return.
Though I do not enjoy the difficult times I face, they have made me who I am. They do not last forever if I choose to learn from them. I will live my life humbly knowing I am next in line for hardships, yet I will not live in fear of them. I will enjoy the good times because they temper the bad and do not last forever. I will cherish today as though it is my last, because it very well could be.