Moving ForwardIf there's one thing I've come to realize, it's that the Good Lord gives us no challenges that he doesn't also give us the power and tools to overcome. As the sand in the bottom of our hourglasses accumulates, we must remember that each moment comes but once and then is crossed off our life calendars. Happiness is a state of mind and a state of being. I'm going through some big changes again, but changes aren't a bad thing. Direct them in positive directions. Keep your heart open. Keep your dreams alive. And appreciate your moment. This one. And the next one. And the one after that.
When it storms, delight in the beauty of the night sky blazing with lightning and roaring with thunder. When problems arise, find the inevitable humor and irony in them, smile a bit to yourself, roll up your sleeves and go ahead and deal with them.
Know what you enjoy and seek it. Know what you dislike and eschew it. Visualize your dreams and then plot your course to see them through. The safest path is usually the least rewarding. If you seek reward, don't be risk averse. In life, just showing up is half the game. Putting your mind, heart and soul into it is the rest.
Challenge yourself to do something positive every day. Meet new friends. Encourage someone. Research something of interest. Create something new. Right a wrong. Accept a new challenge. Or spend some time doing something you find refreshing to your soul. No matter what's on tap on any given day, there's always time for this.
And in doing so, with ever moment, you get better instead of older.