Thursday, June 30, 2011

Revisiting the Purpose

Stop!  Now, quietly contemplate your day.  Is it going to be a good day?  Is it going to be a productive day?  Is it going to be a memorable day?

Take all the time you need to think about it.  Read on when you are ready.

Steven D. Woodhull said, "You've got a lot of choices.  If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice."  Break it down to it's most simplest form and it boils down to our choices.  I honestly believe that we are meant to be challenged, that we are tested to our breaking point and given only brief moments of rest before another trial comes our way.  I believe that these trials mold us; that if we face that trial head on, humble ourselves and seek the guidance of the wise, we transform into a stronger version of ourselves.

I don't believe that we get to choose our challenges, I believe that many of the trials we face are out of our control: infertility, death, cancer, accidents, etc.  However, we can choose the way we handle these trials.  It's most definitely easier said than done.  But, what is the point of living life to it's fullest if you can't take full advantage of a learning moment?  Right?

So make the pledge to LIVE!  To face your trial head on and scream in it's face that your life is worth whatever it has to throw at you.  That you choose to learn from it and that you choose to get past it!

*Photography by Wendy Rauw.

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