“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
To the boss that who thought she would feel better firing me two weeks after I handed HER my letter of resignation……THANK YOU!
To the friends who turned into frenemies because they refused to believe in their own abilities and grow, then couldn’t understand how after years of friendship I could outgrow them…THANK YOU!
To the boy ( I say boy because he had not matured to manly status) who felt it was easier to break up with me via text message because he felt I had what he called “such a strong presence………THANK YOU!
My Thank You List is a lot longer than that. But these are a few that are on the top of the list. When I look in the mirror the person looking back can honestly say to LIFE that SHE is eternally grateful for all the hardships, heartbreaks, betrayals and disappointments. Thank you for all the lessons that have helped me discover and recognise the genuine relationships from the fake ones.
Thank you for the lessons that have given me a better direction towards my goals and new pathways that I’ve never expected.
I like to tell people I’m a work in progress because each day there’s a different challenge or situation set before me and each day I am improving to be better than the person I was last year, yesterday or even this morning. Growing means knowing when to let go, seeing the lesson and not the loss. Being consistent in your approach to life and not continuously going back to the old when the new is waiting patiently for us.
Here are three realities that remain constant in our lives
1. I had to BELIEVE in something! Even the atheist believes there is no God. Whether you call it God, The Universe, Creator, Spirit, Intuition. All you have to do is ask it, believe, it and you will receive the answers or guidance you are looking for.
2. I had to work on ME! I had to work on finding my why! Then dropping the old paradigms that I was holding on to and change my subconscious programming in order to materialize my desires and what I really wanted. Does it work? When I don’t allow myself to slip into those old paradigms, it does.
3. Trust the people around you! Actions speaks volume, when people show you who they really are, believe them. Nothing you do or say can change a person or their attitude, that’s something they have to do on their own. You can only change yourself and your own situation.
©Etta D. Richards