Have you ever realized that RECEIVING is, in itself, an intangible gift you have the power and opportunity to return to the giver? The life that is unopened to others, the gifts that are given but fall upon closed hearts, those are the heartbreaks born of unopened gifts.
You must dig deeply into some of life’s challenges to find the good in them, but do understand, it’s always there…..Hiding or avoiding situations doesn’t change reality but it will change you.
There is a tendency to define ourselves through our professions, which can be very dangerous, especially considering the fact that most people do not make conscious career choices……… Finding your fit is an internal evolution of discovering and honoring your uniqueness. It is the process of expressing who you are through what you do. It is a lifelong adventure fueled by genuine curiosity and commitment to yourself and to living the life you desire and deserve.
If you’re not growing, you’re dying, and sometimes, events transpire so quickly that either can happen in the blink of an eye….When the world is literally exploding in bloom and birth all around you, explosions of shock and grief are all the more permeable…What nurture are you gifting to what is already planted?
In honor of March Madness, ESPN’s “30 for 30,” my alma mater, NC State University, and the late Coach Jimmy Valvano, I repost: Never Give Up! There is a fine line between never giving up and letting go….So how exactly do you let go of control?
Small wonder so many get frostbitten amidst the winter of their discontent.
Whether early school day dismissals, sick children, elderly parents, the issues of caregiving versus providing financially for home and hearth involve hard and often heart-wrenching decisions, immeasurable patience and a whole lot of faith and fortitude…Certainly our personal choices do not reach the levels of those in the realm of national politics, but they are no less important.
It’s time to break through, move on and move up. Or MOVE OVER while life passes you by! “I’d rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.”
Some remnants of 2012 remain longer than others.
It is normal to look back at what we did, how we did and, frankly, how we survived!