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“Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.”    ~Stephen Covey

It’s no secret that my love-hate relationship with Scotland is amplified by the temperament of the weather. It’s April and I’m still waiting for Spring but through the temperamental weather, there’s always something to smile about because like it did yesterday, life sometimes rewards me with a little sunshine as a reminder that my dreams are bigger than the disappointments I face.

Each of us wants something different out of life. Whatever your desires remember that life is a journey that will take you to the most amazing destination, and this journey is the most rewarding and copious experience in our existence. Once you understand that everyone has a timeline  for their achievements and that moving forward with your goals and dreams will lead you to an endless abundance of possibilities, despite the disappointments life will be like a joy ride. You will hit a few bumps in the road but you have to keep moving on because in between those dreams and disappointments, you find what really matters, that is where you will find your passion, your strengths and your loves. I have developed the ability and willingness to accept, grow and move forward despite the challenges.

It’s that willingness to do the tough jobs that life tosses at us opens up doorways after doorways of opportunities. The best things in life aren’t free it takes hard work and dedication but if you embrace the hard work, master the dedication nothing is impossible to achieve, you will only be limited by your imagination. As you move forward in life the more you achieve the greater your imagination because your mind will begin to create dreams bigger than the one before.

This is also my contribution to Debbie’s Forgiving Friday series, where she writes about and invite others to share their thoughts on Forgiveness, Self-Love and Personal Growth. Debbie, thank you and I am so grateful the opportunity to contribute to your blog.
~Happy Friday!

©Etta D. Richards