I had a whole different post ready to go and got to thinking about so many things I have read and heard in the past few days (and feeling). I decided to go a different direction today. Just wanted to add a few words of encouragement.
We have all had HUGE setbacks in life. It is a given if you live and breath.
Marriages that didn't work
Excess silly spending and major debt
Unexpected disasters and major debt
Loss of jobs
Not being prepared
So many bad decisions and habits
Over extending our time and self
Not accomplishing goals in YOUR timeframe
There are soooooo many reason for things going south and that huge feeling of defeat.
I do believe WE are our own worst enemies. WE get in our way of having the best life possible. WE expect more of ourselves than anyone else could possibly expect. WE create the chaos in our lives.
We all need learn to realize that s**t happens and it always will. We need to learn to relinquish a bit of control and just LIVE. It is funny how we think we have this total control of our lives. Yes, we do have some (in our decisions) - but for the most part God has this. You may not call it God - you may have another name - but we all seem to believe that there is something much greater than ourselves that is in control - and that is true! HAVE NO DOUBT!!!
So ease up on yourself a little and understand you can't FIX everything and especially in a short period of time. You only have so much control - the rest is out of your hands. GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK! (I truly need to work on this point).
Setbacks happen. Make your plans and try to go forward as best you can, but know there will be stumbling blocks along the way. There will be setbacks. It is a natural part of life. It happens to everyone.
NOTICE I did not say failures.
I don't like that word at all.
I think there are NO failures as long as you DON'T give up and as long as you AT LEAST try.
If you never try - then you have failed yourself and maybe others.
If you totally give up - then you have failed in that situation - never quit trying.
I was convinced this was my post today when I read the morning paper and saw the daily prayer.
"O God, bless all who are trying to improve their lives. As they work to transcend past mistakes and present habits, grant them success. Amen"
IF YOU ARE TRYING AND DO NOT STOP - YOU ARE BEING SUCCESSFUL
Blessings my friends.