The post in italics below was originally written in 2009. I recall that year as being a tough one. As of late, I’ve been recalling the words from 2009. Some of the areas from that time have resolved and some are ongoing. I know the importance of my preparation and response. Both of those are key when faced with the good and bad of life.
In my current frame, I am faced with:
- Complications from having diabetes (Diabetic Retinopathy)
- Start of my 3rd book manuscript
- Addiction issues with a sibling
- Extended family member’s struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease
- Children moving into adulthood
My alignment with God’s call and my growth in EQ have added to my sustainment and happiness. Again, this is about preparation and responding as life delivers what it delivers.
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
As I wrote some time ago, I have been doing more thinking than writing lately. One of the things I’ve been pondering is the idea of what one wants from life-specifically what I’ve wanted.
I’ve also been thinking about what I’ve gotten, and what I did in response to the result.
The following are some specifics:
- I wanted my dad to be around longer for me to fully appreciate our relationship. Regardless, he passed on unexpectedly and a large comma was placed in my life. I am relying on the vision God gave me to work through this time. A type of vision that says: “I don’t know how this all will work out, but I trust, even in my deepest blues, that it will.”
- I wanted a linear path in my entrepreneur pursuits. It has been anything but linear. I have rolled with it and learned to embrace my disappointments as I do my successes. Most importantly, things don’t need to look like I thought they would in order to be the “right thing.”
- I wanted certain people to stick with me. Those that took off were only with me for the ride. As a result, I redefined what friendship really means.
- I wanted a great career. I lost my career and found my life. I am most grateful for this…I can breathe.
- I wanted to get everything right with my family. In the last three years, I’ve gotten much wrong. I learned that needing forgiveness creates the art of forgiving.