I’ve come to realize as the world rummage’s through its daily task of ‘what-not’s’ I seem to get a clearer embracing of ‘what haves’ in my life. So at times, rare as they may be now, I am reminded of the turbulent thing’s I have had to ordeal a year ago; and then how beautifully coated with victory it all became. This was my ‘wake-up call’ bench mark to all the success’ that have come since.
I kept quiet about many things before claiming to have been a private person but it was purely because of fear, lack of trust in myself and thinking the bad-aggressive behavior I was exposed to by another would ‘go-away, get better or be the way it was”..but that day never came and I learned that the hard way. I realized sometime after the fact that learning the hard way is best, just as getting out in time is, but that listening to your gut, your spirit, is so crucial to making the agony of learning from the bad much shorter.
In the end I had been dealt the better hand and was left feeling fearless, happier, more blessed as though God had taken all the pain and made it a blessing in disguise.
My war path became the learning zone for me and made me more susceptible to viewing circumstances for what they are and not what/who they claim to be.
In my heart I am at peace for all the ugly hurdles I have had to undergo, but more so for the victory I have gained with taking upon the dirty task and staying true to myself. Yes, I have lost some people along the way, and that’s OK! But I have gained so much more in return. I found it quit incredible when my concept of happiness, love, trust and peace was replaced so fast so soon with emotions that way surpassed what I had settled for. This was eye-opening for me and my little light bulb moment.
I had the easy choice to be like ‘them’ and blame people and circumstances for the miss-comings and anguish I was dealt with but that’s a shallow path with error which can never be long-lived or respected. The key to happiness and triumph is to do all things in grace, in God and in one’s self. Forgive. Look forward. Laugh more. Meet more amazing people (yes, they are out there!), know that God has your back.
Be humble and accepting of all the things you cannot change and to do better with the things that you can. Embracing life in all it’s glory including the bad with every morsel it threw at me is what has made me the strong woman I am today and will continue to drive me towards success and the virtues of great joys that I have experienced. So, never let anyone ever get the best of you. These people have no conscience and lack the care for how they treat those around them, so there is no point on lingering on it. Chin up and take back what is yours because it was never theirs to begin with. Remember, you can always succeed and move on to greater things in life and the people who sit in that rut and have tried to pull you down and make a fool of you are stuck with their miserable selfish lives because that’s all they care to know, and that’s OK!
Embrace all the great opportunities that follow and all the amazing family and friends you have been entrusted with. These good things should never be taken for granted, ever.
We’re all olive trees and sometimes those rotten branches need some cutting off for us to flourish.
As my mom always says..“this isn’t your battle let Go and let God“.