Today I want to share a gift with you.
That gift is the gift of:
Wisdom, when it is shared is a gift from the past that be used to improve the future.
When used as a foundation, it can serve to improve the experiences of those who you are sharing it with.
We all have stories that make us smile, and others that we prefer to forget.
We have all experienced personal and professional ups and downs in our lives.
We all have those stories that if we could, we would completely erase from our lives.
But rather than erase them, why not cherish them for the nuggets of wisdom that they contain.
Do not regret the past.
As hard as that may be, it is behind you and can no longer threaten or hurt you aside from the power that you, yourself give to it.
The past is behind you with nothing but knowledge in its wake.
And as we learned from the wise Rafiki:
You cannot change your past, so why not transform it into an educational tool to bless the lives of the people you interact with on a daily basis?
Do not be disappointed or discouraged about today.
Today is temporary and tomorrow is on its way.
Tough times are palatable and surmountable when you look at life this way.
Immediately following Victor’s suicide, I was broken and lost.
Life was exhausting.
Just getting out of bed some days hurt more than I could have ever imagined.
I would force myself to get up and get showered and then tell God, “Ok Lord, the rest is up to you because I can’t do this anymore.”
He miraculously got me through those dark days, by teaching me how to live my life one second at a time.
Then as I got stronger, I was able to face life minute by minute, then hour by hour, and eventually I began to see hope again.
Now nine years later, I have not only re-discovered my HOPE, I have learned how to REALLY live life again.
I am happy.
I can trust.
I can love.
I have healed!
I hope that you will not ever feel alone in any obstacle or experience you are facing.
You are NEVER alone, for many have struggled in similar ways and their stories abound.
I have met so many beautiful souls through my BLOG.
They have lived through similar experiences as I have.
They have generously shared their experiences with me. Together we have given each other Hope. We have shared our life, and our wisdom and through that sharing we have gotten stronger together.
So seek out the stories of those who have traveled on a similar road as you have.
Look at it this way, success and failure all have the same byproduct:
Wisdom is a gift gained from the past that serves as a foundation for our future,
If you are willing to share with others, you are assisting them on their journey through life as well.
Share your stores and pay forward your experiences and wisdom.
Hearing stories of perseverance gives people hope.
Such stories tell people that they are not alone in their experiences and that they will ultimately prevail.
You are valuable in every sense of the word.
What you have already accomplished is amazing and should not be kept to yourself.
Share your successes and failures with your circle of influence.
By sharing, you show the courage it took to survive.
Allow your past to create hope instead of hopelessness.
Be a survivor, not a victim, and in this was your past will become a beautiful light to the world instead of a shadow that you are running from.
I am going to share with you one of my favorite quotes of all time. This simple little quote has carried me through some of the roughest waters of my life.
It was my lifeboat, and so today I am going to share it with you and pray that it can become a life boat for another person who might need it today!
Draw that line in the sand today, and decide to be an inspiration!
Share the wisdom you have acquired through your experiences.
You never know who might need to hear the words you speak.
Have a great weekend. I will talk to you again on Monday.