Good days give you happiness, bad days give you experience, and the worst days give you the best lessons. – Mark & Angel
Your life is like a book that you author alone and though you do not control the unfolding events, you control your role in them.
There was a time in my life when everything I held on to for so long began to slip from my grip and I could do nothing about it.
It felt as though I was going to lose my mind and I would cry myself to sleep. Eventually I had to let is go and move on.
Moving on wasn’t easy but I did it anyway. During that course of time, I met many obstacles along the way, a few that beat me severely, I cried in the open.
Some others where subtle, hiding beneath masking that soon wore off and I had to detour yet again.
It is easier now to talk about this here because I overcame. If I’d given in, fallen on my face and never gotten back to my feet, there would be no story to tell.
No lessons learnt and no victories won. I can talk about it only because I pulled through. Because I never gave up. Because I never cursed my darkest days.
I know that life is dotted with tough experiences, and so whatever happens I have decided to be comforted by that part of my history where the clouds were once darkest and bleakest.
I have learnt also to laugh through the most bizarre of experiences. Sometimes things can get to worse to ridiculous and the only thing left to do would be to laugh.
I have also found fortitude in prayer; form conversing with God and sharing my despair and drawing strength at the same time as I travelled along on my journey.
One tool that has helped me to literally count my blessings are my journals. In them are several accounts of where I’ve been, what I’ve seen and how each event has turned out.
Each time I read through the pages I am more than grateful to God for being there, just like he promised that he would. To never leave me nor abandon me. To be with me through deep waters and through the fire. To protect me from drowning and from burning.
My lessons would remain strong footholds in my life. Lessons like holding on to dreams, choosing your friends carefully, saying no anything that no longer defines me, walking away from negative people and relationships, staying true to my calling, and trusting my intuition.
Life lessons are priceless. They can never be bought,not with silver or with gold. They can only be acquired through tough times.
Laugh at the confusion, live consciously in the moment, and enjoy your life as it unfolds. Mark & Angel