Life is a marathon, anyone can participate, it requires diligence, determination and stamina to remain at the front of the pack. If you find yourself in the back of the pack continue on, finish the race and be proud to have participated knowing that not everyone can be in the front – that is called a stampede..
Wizard Wisdom 101
When I look back over the timeline I call life and I see those times where I’ve stood feeling naked, helpless and totally alone. I now know those are the times that I was graced with a new opportunity. A rebirth of sorts, a chance to start over.
I never desired to be heartbroken or to have to start my life over, not even once. Thats not how its written it the fairy tales. Thats not what I dreamed of as a lil girl or young lady.
In my mind it was a simple plan. A one shot harmony that evolved into beauty and a life time of happiness. Sure I knew there would be bumps maybe even a road block or two – but I never dreamed there would be times it would feel like a mine field in a foreign country.
My momma always showed me to do what’s right, no matter what, just do what’s right. That is not always the easy path – I promise. I’ve tried to follow that. It has caused some pain, tears and maybe a heartache. You see I believed everyone was taught the same. It came as a shock to realize that there are a lot of people in this world that believe the world was created for them and them alone. That in itself has be painful.
As I look back at those hard times, from this side of the fence, I am thankful. The grass is not always greener and sometimes it has taken a journey through the desert to touch any grass at all – I am still thankful.
Today I am a very strong, independent woman. I have been successful thus far in life. All of my children make make proud and I have a husband that supports me unconditionally and spoils me rotten.
If the journey had been easier and the road less rocky I might not be who I am today. So thank you to those that have come and gone and to the few friends that has walked besides me for much of the journey. Each of you hold a special place in my heart.
One friend has not only walked beside but knows my skeletons personally, her name and face are etched upon on my soul. I would not have had the strength to cross some necessary fences if you would have loaned me some of yours – thanks Nell.
Here’s to another day of being thankful. Looking back with open eyes, a greatful heart. Reality is what it is, the good with the bad, only we can define who we will become from it. I choose to be strong and take those lessons in stride!
Wizard Reality. 2014