I try to post each week, but honestly not every week is inspirational. Sometimes, I need to take a breath and let a subject come to me. As I was driving in my car this morning the above sentence popped into my head. So this week it is about how it all works out.
When I let my mind wander back in time, I realize how far I have come to make a joyous life for myself. Like most people, my life has twists, turns, ups and downs. When I was a child, we moved repeatedly. My parents did not get along and fought a good deal of the time. There were times we had no electric or water because bills were not paid and there were occasions when there was little food in the home. As a teen I needed to work a full-time job to help support the family as we were on welfare and my father (uneducated) could not find employment. But when I turned 18, it was now about taking charge of my life. Stage 1 of my life, not great, but then circumstances changed.
When I graduated high school, I joined the Navy. This started a hopeful time in my life. During those years I was able to blossom as a woman, met my husband and had my daughter. I would have struggles in my marriage, but through hard work and understanding, it worked out. My daughter struggled in school, but through hard work and understanding, it worked out. My daughter went on to graduate college and she landed her first job.
My husband and I had settled into a comfortable relationship, my job was going well and we were looking forward to the next chapter in our lives. Then on 4/1/2008 the unthinkable happened and he died. My grief felt overwhelming, but with guidance, patience and understanding, it all worked out. I eventually moved forward and met George. I am able to experience love on a much deeper level because of my adversities, not in spite of them.
These are just a few examples of circumstances in my life, when things appeared hopeless at first, but after a period of time, a positive mindset and never giving in to despair, it all worked out.
Remember, your life is compilation of circumstances, choices and experiences. At the end of the day, how we think and react to our circumstances and experiences make all the difference. At the end of our life, it all works out.