Have you made your Resolutions yet? Instead of resolving to do something you probably won’t continue, how about a New Year’s Revolution? By that I mean do something radical – just take care of yourself, whatever that means for you.
It is only by looking back and reflecting on our lives that we can truly see that we have been given precisely what we needed exactly when we needed it. At the time, we may have ranted and raved and played the ‘why me’ game, but rest assured it was what we needed at that moment to continue our spiritual growth. I know there were times in my own life when I felt deprived, depressed, deserted; but looking back on those times, I have grown and flourished because of those hardships.
Life isn’t all sunshine and roses, except for everyone else. But what we see in others isn’t necessarily true. How often have you admired someone who seemed ‘all together’ only to find out they, too, had times of blackness and despair and feet of clay?
Live your life the way you are meant to live it; don’t live your life according to someone else’s idea of what that life should be. Take time to refresh yourself every day; each day is ours for such a fleeting moment and will never come again – make it count. If today was a disaster, try again tomorrow. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, success is going from failure to failure but never giving up. Eventually, you win.
May 2010 bring you everything you need, exactly when you need it, even if you don’t realize it at the time.