My Take On Life

” The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of those depths. – Elisabeth Kubler-Rossi

Life is a series of curveballs. It seems it is going to smack you head on then at the last minute turns away from us leaving us confused and perplexed wondering what’s next.

Was it fate or was it a well orchestrated move by a higher power? Was it’s purpose to wake us up or a warning of what’s to come or to prepare us for future events?

In life there are times of celebration, struggle and failure. Nothing in life is guaranteed. Death is the only certainty in life. Rich or poor we all face the reality of death. There is no guarantee that there will be a tomorrow. We are responsible for writing our own book of life.

Life should be lived to its fullest. Every day we are given should be celebrated. Be thankful for every day you are awarded.

Fill your heart with love and joy. Don’t entertain drama or negative thoughts for they are only poison to the spirit and void of any usefulness. Depression feeds on drama and negativity robbing one of a joyous and productive life.

Don’t wish your life away on material things. Be thankful for who you are and what you have. It could always be worse even if you hit rock bottom.

Stay focused on the positive things in your life. Be kind to everyone even if they aren’t to you. Don’t be quick to judge them because you know not the demons they may be facing in their life. Never blame someone else for your mistakes. Accept the responsibility of your decisions. Never doubt yourself or your abilities.

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Frederick Douglas

Always believe in yourself and love who you are. Know that you can overcome any obstacle in front of you on the road of life. None of us are immune to hard times. Learn to overcome them and learn from your mistakes. Be victorious in your struggles.

I am not going to sugar coat it. Life can be a tough row to hoe. Determination is an essential element of life to help you win the battles you face. Your struggles build character and how you confront them will determine if you will be happy or miserable.

The above is just my opinion of life from what I have learned in my 65 years. I hope life is good to you and your life is full of love, happiness and joy.

7 thoughts on “My Take On Life

  1. Really well said. What we receive out of the Universe is equal to what we put in it. Only danger in that, is our not truly knowing what we want or need.

    Your post is perfect for this Thanksgiving Week. This year has been full of ups, downs, change, and loss, for many of us. Life does throw curve balls. Sometimes, there is only one set of footprints in the sand. Sometimes, we aren’t even aware that we are changing, adapting to the latest challenges. And, just when we think we “have it down, have a plan”… God laughs.

    The things that keep me going are 1) faith that God won’t bring us to anything He won’t bring us through; 2) that when life seems too hard to bear, we must remember that we have earned a 100% success rate at getting through all life has thrown at us…we are winners, no matter how hard the challenge; and 3) to remember to look at the details, sometimes through different eyes…as in your comments this past summer, that when we stand in a river, the water that touches us is gone almost as quickly as it reaches us; never to return.

    If I can remember that challenges, like the river, come and go, then leaving us forever, it makes it easier to navigate life. One more that you reminded me in recent months: We are always changing, every experience in life leaves a “mark”, whether that’s a beautiful memory or a lesson we needed to learn. Accepting that next week, next year, hasn’t been decided yet, gives us room to change, ourselves, the situation, or we travel an entirely different road. We are the pilot in our journey. We can decide where the road takes us. My road is different from yours, just as yours is different from others too. And that’s exactly how it should be. How boring would it be if we all thought, acted, loved, and grieved, exactly alike. We forget that it’s ok to have boundaries. It’s ok to dream. It’s ok to wake up and start a new direction. It’s ok to be our individual self, without comparing, without an apology or justification for who we are. I am still learning.

    Although the future is unseen and yet to be, I’m looking forward to the journey. I love that your posts are so thought provoking for me, and I look forward to every one of them. Thank you Wayne for your wisdom and insights shared. Thank you for reminding us what great gifts life has in store for us. Thank you for sharing yourself with so many, especially me. I am thankful for you. Happy Thanksgiving.

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