As I look at life, my life in particular I find myself wondering about the choices I’ve made and the paths I chosen or wandered on. There have been great times, good times, bad times and times I wish I could do over. When moments like that happens, I feel empty, happy, sad, wonderful, perplexed, content, blue and overjoyed. This emotion kept and keeps me on my toes. Once they used to rule me until I realized that my life experiences both good and bad has shaped my present and shaping my future.
The person I am today is because of what I’ve gone through. The wisdom I’ve gained, the love I’ve shared, disappointments and rejections I’ve felt over the years has molded me into who I am today. My imperfect life both my failures and successes has strengthened my faith and grounded me in reality.
Through the pain, I’ve found joy. In the midst of my trials and setbacks, I’ve developed determination, stamina and faith to keep going until I break though. All these things and many more have ultimately cultivated compassion, patience, understanding and love within me towards others and myself.
I wouldn’t trade all that I’ve gained so far because the lessons were priceless. Perhaps if I could change parts of my life I would. However, since that’s not an option. I now appreciate my life for what it is and always have been a blessing, even in the midst of despair and self-doubt. There is wisdom in learning from the lessons in our lives that will help us in our present and future success, happiness, victories and most important how to truly love.