All too frequently, life gets in the way of us doing great things. Let me explain:
You set out to do something really great and meaningful towards achieving your long-held dreams, you are all fired-up and excited because now you know exactly what to do and nothing is going to stand in your way! You are ready to climb mount Everest; sail the seven seas(huh?), scuba-dive, fly solo across the Atlantic, cross the Sahara desert on foot, run a marathon at 50, or whatever your big dream is. And you set out.
Then the news comes; your faithful companion of five years, your labrador has been diagnosed with rabies and needs to be put down, or your apartment complex has just been sold and you need to move out immediately; or your company is downsizing and your job has gone up in the smoke of Economic crisis!
Suddenly, a marathon doesn’t look so attractive anymore, and mount Everest? What is that? And did you say scuba-diving? When dear old Bani is gone forever? Come on! The wind goes out of your sails and your dreams take a back seat. You are fighting for air and struggling not to drown in life’s issues. It happens to us all, and it happens all the time.
But guess what? Nothing just happens! And if it happened, then there was a reason, a purpose if you like, for it. So what do you do?
You keep your dreams on the burner, on low heat, while you attend to the crisis. You sleep and you wake up. Re-write your goals and evaluate your options. Move your timelines and rearrange your schedule. And pour love on you. Yes, love yourself through the process; stay strong or weak, but stay. Focus on the moment but don’t forget that tomorrow will come. Don’t talk yourself out of tomorrow because of a lousy today; It’s not always a function of how the day starts, a day that starts slowly can end on a high note.
Life happens; embrace it and move on. Get back on track when you can and look back with a smile when it’s all over. Everyday counts towards the story of life. It counts, good and bad. The last chapter is still being written folks. Life happens, it was meant to be..