“The world is what you make of it, friend. If it doesn’t fit, you make alterations.” – Stella, Silverado
Sometimes life is great and then sometimes bad things happen that are completely out of our control. When that happens, an it knocks you down, what do you do? How exactly do you get up and get going again? Ah that is one of the great questions of life. And I don;t know honestly. I only know what I do and what works for me.
First, I pray. My faith is everything to me and has helped me through many dark times. I have to get very still, and listen to God’s voice and what he is telling me. I have to meditate and somehow, just believe. That can be very hard in the thick of things. But you just have to hold on. Whatever it is, it won’t be like this is 10 years, 5 years, one year, even 6 months from now. this is only temporary.
I think also you must take a deep look within. Sometimes recalculating directions (just like that GPS). Sometimes you must figure out a new goal, or a new way to get that goal. Sometimes life has changed you into a different person and you must take a look inside to get to know you again. sometimes, you just need to rest and catch your breath. You put one foot in front of the other and take baby steps.
And you can never, ever limit yourself or let others limit you. I have always had extremely bad eyesight. I have not been able to see the big “E” on the eye chart since I was about 7. That did not stop me from doing gymnastics, and being the best in my age group. t also did not stop me from swimming and diving off the high dive. However, I have my Mother to thank for that. She ever told the coaches that I could not see. She never told me either. Because she didn’t want anyone to limit me, including myself. Not knowing what you can’t do can be wonderful. If I thought I could do it. I could. And I did, because I didn’t know any better.
That is hard in this day and age of instant communication and real time feedback. That’s why you just can’t listen. Follow your gut, make alterations f you have to, but never look at the odds. Just make up your mind and do it. no matter what it takes. And then d o what it takes.
In the end, I think it’s those people who are simply too stubborn to quit that make it. That is where I am and what I am. I will not quit, I will pray and tap into the steel frame inside me. This is a new beginning in my life. I have suffered enough. I have been through enough. And now, life is what I make it. And I will make it magnificent.
A new house. A new job. A new area. A new life. I shed the old, and put that skin in the closet with the other relics of the old me, the old life that I used to live. And if you want to be in my life then you better suit up and bring your top game. Because my life is no place for you to be lazy.
This will be fun, this will be hard work, this will be the most amazing experience. Because this is my life. Ge ready.