“You did what you knew how to do and when you knew better, you did better.” Maya Angelou
“The weather changes, but to appreciate it all as growth, we need both the rain and sun for life.“ OurDayDream
“Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, or have or do.” Brian Tracy
“A sobering thought: what if, right at this moment, I am living up to my full potential?” Jane Wagner
“It’s a beautiful thing being punched in the face with life repeatedly and laughing about it.” OurDayDream
“Stay hopeful in hopeless situations.” Rufus Zachariah
“You could bring out the absolute best in me, or you could miss out on my best, but I refuse to allow you to bring out the absolute worst in me.” OurDayDream
“When people provoke anger, it is that anger that will push us to relinquish the weight of the world off of our shoulders.” OurDayDream
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison
“Although we have so much to learn from one another, we will never be open to understanding until we realize that we are never fully matured.” OurDayDream
I ponder how many people may be affected by the smile of just one happy human.
But was I chosen, to simply live? Or, was I meant for something more?
Although we need to be sure that our addiction to love doesn’t come from a selfish motive, but rather from a selfless consistency.
You have God walking with you, waiting for you to relinquish the weight so that he can move the mountain, that you will drink from his water to be sure that you shall never want again but instead be satisfied.
At the end of the day will God say job well done?
God is teaching us patience in our preparation to receive.
When I can smile through something that would typically send my anxiety through the roof, I know that I have found a new freedom and understanding.
When you are brought to the breaking point, you are brought to the point that you are tired of keeping what broke you.
Each hardship is preparing you for the next chapter, as each victory shows you that you will overcome each hardship, all things that are worth appreciating.
What is the alternative to believing that we are perfectly placed?
All that matters is that today there was a lesson that made you a better human being.
We have no reason to doubt because we know that God is making a way.
Even if we chalk our demise up as strength and perseverance, we can use our pain to inspire strength and perseverance in others.
When we spend time walking with random steps in an unknown pursuit, we neglect to see that it all served a purpose that was yet to manifest.
Thank you father for providing for us, the same as you do the birds that fly with the freedom that only you can provide.
Don’t allow the worst to manifest, but trust that the best is still to come.
Though we may fall short, God knew it before you did, you are loved regardless.
There will be something imperative to learn from all of your circumstances, which are built on momentary reactions.
The perfect cycle of life, that if I receive exactly what I deserve, I will eventually gain a better understanding.
But it’s what you have on the inside, that which is only felt by others that’s eternal.
This blog is dedicated in the loving memory of a precious friend of mine, Brandon Rowland. These words were my first words of many beautiful conversations with Brandon! R.I.P angel of the most high.
Your life was predestined. You were born with a mission of balancing your characteristics. You were born with suffering attached to your life to give you purpose, pursuit, courage, and character. You were predestined to find peace in the sorrows and radical joy in the gifts bestowed. What is your purpose? Are you truly embracing the gifts?
May you see that every obstacle is guiding you to a better day. Most of all, may you see that you are loved and cherished!