Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Truly great

Life is not always easy. And that is a major reason why it is so precious.
Many of life's best rewards are possible only because you must work your way through difficult challenges to get to them. If everything in life were easy, there would be no opportunity for real fulfillment.

If the only things you experienced were pleasure and comfort, it would be impossible for you to fully appreciate them. A life of total ease and a complete lack of challenge would be unbearably tedious.

When the next challenge comes your way, when the next obstacle blocks your progress, find it in yourself to be thankful. For the difficulties provide you with truly magnificent opportunities to create value, to find meaning and fulfillment in living.

The challenges enable you to give of yourself and to make a real difference. And that's something you desire at the deepest level.

Life is not always easy. And because of that, you have the opportunity to make it truly great.
-- Ralph Marston


so here is the deal right, when things come along that seem to be frustrating and upsetting, instead of harping on them, maybe if we begin to look at them as just another life lesson, something that we can learn from and move forward from, then maybe, just maybe it won't seem so bad...the challenges in life that make us question who we are, are those challenges that will help us move into the next level or phase of our adulthood...because lets face it, none of us are perfect and all of us have flaws, the sooner we realize that the better off we can be, because then we are open to understand or open to hear things about ourselves and open to new experiences and see life not as this big ugly monster that is trying to drain the ever living breath out of us, but for what it is and that's simply life...and as the song goes "life is what you make it" so embrace the challenges, embrace the disappointments and realize that what you think are disappointments can truly be blessings...life always has a way of working itself out, and day by day i begin to understand the meaning of faith and believing in Jehovah GOD and what HIS will will be...i am no where near where I thought i would be at this point in my life...but at the same time, day by day i am becoming and beginning to embrace this because quit honestly, its just not my time for certain things...as bad as I want them, its just not my time yet...clearly there is still some work that needs to be done...so off to the races we go...

live, laugh, love my people

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's funny that after accomplishing so much, that we don't feel fulfill. We have done so much Tiff! You should be proud of where you are. Young,educated woman, with tremendous faith and a good heart! I'm proud of you! Sometimes we are our worse enemy because we are always critiquing ourselves. But believe me, there is someone else out there admiring you and who would love to be in your shoes! You are blessed!

Kiana

NoExpertsNeeded said...

I loved your post because it rang true with the "chatter" in my own mind. Let me ask you this: Even though you're not where you thought you'd be, did it help you to even have a destination in mind?

Just this a.m. a radio interviewer asked if I always knew I wanted to be a writer. My honest reply was that (at 49), I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up! And maybe that's a good thing. It gives me the freedom to lean hard on listening to and following the messages sent to me by Spirit (you can fill in your own definition of Spirit) and letting them move my feet in the right direction.

"Just not my time yet"...so true. What's left for us to do but know things happen in God's time? (easier said than done :-)

Thanks again for the post!
Louise Lewis, Author
No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You!
www.noexpertsneeded.com

Teej said...

great insight TC my love. know that while we arent where we'd ideally like to be exactly, we are indeed where we're supposed to be...for a reason. the bitter does make you appreciate and savor the sweet.

live, laugh, love and LEARN.

T.C. said...

@ki-you are right, i think its the pressure that we put on ourselves to think that we need to be at one place when its totally okay NOT to be there yet because look at what we have done so far

@noexperts-i checked you out looks very relavent...thanks for stopping by

@teej-...LEARN! yes learn indeed, you need to learn inorder to grow!