Can’t we all reflect back on dreams we had that no matter how hard we tried just didn’t work out? At the time we were angry with the universe (and yes, God) for denying us something we really wanted and felt like we deserved and had earned.
It could have been a promotion, a scholarship, a relationship, a job opportunity, a trip….we could go on and on of course.
… But then months or years later….we realized that we didn’t get what we wanted because something better was waiting on another path we were supposed to follow. (We weren’t following our hearts the first time…and in the end we might have been financially successful but failed to obtain joy in our life.)
I love the following quote because it reiterates again that we simply must follow our hearts to lead a fulfilling life.
An Amazing Thing Happens
in LIFE QUOTES
An amazing thing happens when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy. Your life literally slows down. You stop wishing for the weekend. You stop merely looking forward to special events.
You begin to live in each moment and you start feeling like a human being. You just ride the wave that is life, with this feeling of contentment and joy. You move fluidly, steadily, calm and grateful. A veil is lifted, and a whole new perspective is born
That is where I am now….a “veil has lifted and a whole new perspective on life has been born in me.” I never know what day it is now…I really have to stop and think….and for the first time I love Sunday evenings (not dreading Mondays) and the early days of the week because it is less crowded when I am out and about….time is kind to me at last.
I am so happy and content working in my garden, being with family and grandchildren, traveling and experiencing new places with old friends….searching for truths hidden from me and delighting in new knowledge and understanding.
The Last Lecture (2007)- Famous Quotes
1) The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.
2) Remember brick walls let us show our dedication. They are there to separate us from the people who don’t really want to achieve their childhood dreams.
3) Never lose the child-like wonder. It’s just too important. It’s what drives us.
4) If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself. The dreams will come to you.
5) Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted and sometimes that’s the best thing of all.
When we think about it…the human side of Jesus didn’t get what he wanted or thought he wanted….the cup lifted from him…the execution spared. But the spiritual side knew and understood the significance and long term “goals” that would change salvation and mankind forever.
So when you think about it…If the Son of God didn’t always get what He wanted…for the wrong reasons…why do we think we should always get our way?
Our journey is a tricky one…but if we keep putting one foot in front of the other…we will have opportunities to fall in love again with the world…opportunities to help our fellow man.
Speaking of…the other day I went to Alessandra’s to pick up a small veggie pizza ( so good)….on the way out….a man was sitting at one of the outdoor cafe tables. He was still waiting on his food and seemed lost in thought…the key word being “lost.” He had a sad expression on his face.
I reached into my pocketbook and pulled out a YOU ARE LOVED STICKER and handed him one. I stopped long enough to make eye contact and smile and then walked on to my car. From inside my car I could see him holding the card sticker and a smile now replaced his lost look.
Do you see why I am so happy and so blessed to be where I am on my path through this universe on earth? I get to see flowers and people bloom right in front of me?
So until tomorrow…please know that each and everyone of you is loved…if something doesn’t work out…it is because something better is waiting for you…your path to happiness and joy. Just never give up.
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
I forgot to put these pictures of Earth Day on for Tuesday, April 22…officially Earth Day. But hey….”that’s okay…sometimes things just don’t work out and that’s okay.”
Seriously…these pictures blew me away. The series of photographs was to show us how little most of us know about our planet….if I landed in any of these places blindfolded I feel like I would assume I was on a different plant in our galaxy….it is so amazing! Take a few minutes and let them boggle your mind and senses.
*** Just returned this morning from IOP….update of Rutledge…he is doing great….happy as usual….thank goodness a case when everything did work out as hoped and expected. Walsh shared some MUSC pre/post-procedure waiting pictures with me….too cute!
* Like most men after surgery…he just wanted to go home and have a bottle!
He immediately rallied….and showed off his new wagon to his friends….
I spent Wednesday with Rutledge, Walsh, and Mollie…spending the night and returning this morning….Rutledge continues to feel better ….it is hard to tell actually since he is almost always happy….sick or not.