I realize there are some
that will get this
and some that won’t
but if there’s anything I am hoping for
once you have read it,
is that you allow yourself
time to just sit and think about it.
We are not put on this earth to simply exist
or present ourselves as emotional warriors,
unscathed or unfeeling,
simply because we come across as upbeat
and seeming as if nothing
can phase us
especially when life
certainly has a way of reminding us
that it isn’t just sunshine or lollipops
or we are as invincible
as everyone might think we are.
Being an eternal optimist,
immunity to suffering is something
we go through like everyone else
but I truly believe that perspective
is the fine line between
winning or losing our battles.
If you cut us
we will bleed
but let me try to explain
as best as I can
why our healing times
might seem a little quicker.
With every success,
every failure or disappointment
in which the curve of life throws at us
we are meant to learn and grow
It is not only about
it just being easy
and without challenge
or being foolish enough to think
that any of us go through life without
our share of emotional scars or broken hearts.
Keeping ourselves trapped into a darkness
that can and will at most times
tear us apart
or to some extent
remove what faith
we may have once believed in so much
when we allow our minds to take us
and keep us there.
Adversity and acceptance
is our way of growing.
Not saying it’s easier
but for all us “rainbow chasers” out there
it’s our way of not only pulling ourselves through
the beautiful moments,
but to give us
on some level
strength to push through the hard ones
and trust me,
this year has been a tough one.
As we approach yet another New year,
we gear ourselves up
that what we put our hopes and wishes into,
should actually happen
and on some level of delusion
believe they will come true
simply because we asked for them
just like everybody else,
but if there is one thing that makes perfect sense to me now
as I sit and think about what I would want
for this New Year if asked,
there is absolutely no doubt
what my response would be.
That being said,
there is nothing wrong with making ourselves better
even in times of loss.
There is nothing wrong with wanting for others
the happiness and joy they deserve
even though we’ve been denied that feeling
in our own tragic moments.
There is nothing wrong with
accepting failure or loss
just so long as we understand
it should never be what defines us.
The creation of man
happened for a reason
and I would hate to think
that the only question we ask ourselves
at the end of the day
when things don’t go as planned is
what are we here for
or why even bother?
Each of us were created to make a difference.
Some in big ways and some in little
but the concept really has no bearing
on what it is you do
when you navigate through this life
but rather how you learn
to do it the best way
that you know how
while you are still here.
So take a moment to really look at your life.
Good or bad,
happy or sad,
ask yourself one very important question
especially with who surrounds you this year.
Look at those who know your story
before you decide on what it is
you expect for this coming New Year.
Whether you are a “resolution” person or not,
we all have expectations to improve our lives.
By all means work on improving yourself.
Health and fitness,
success and finance’s
spiritual and emotional
they can all lose some appeal
if the people you love the most
aren’t there to cheer for you
or watch you succeed.
So now that I have your attention
decide on what truly matters
come the first new day of the year.
Remind yourself that although life isn’t perfect
or fair at times,
and during the “storms”
where you seem to feel the safest
hiding under a blanket
like some kind of cloaking device,
you really have to ask yourself,
“If I don’t take a peek,
could I be missing something incredible?”
You can remain negative and blind
wasting time under your dark clouds,
or you can change your focus,
accept and acknowledge
that it will be hard to do
and throw away the fear that is holding you back.
The choice is
and will always be
This picture is courtesy of my sister
who said Good morning to my Dad up in heaven
on her drive into town one day
and lo and behold this appeared
giving her enough time to pull over
and take this picture before it quickly disappeared.
his message was clear.
NEVER stop chasing rainbows!
Wishing you all
a year of endless possibilities,
the courage to face whatever may come
but above all
an unexpected rainbow
at the very moment you may need one!
From my family to yours,
Happy New Year and may God Bless xoxo