“I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” Walter Anderson
All of us are faced with issues we cannot control. We may not like what the outcome may be…sometimes we have to step outside of our feelings and try to look at the long-term.
When you give your heart to someone you entrust it in their care. We all do this or why else would we feel betrayed if it’s been broken?
But by the same token, we need to trust that individual to care for it, to realize this person understands what they have and what a precious gift that has been entrusted into their hands.
Realize in life, sometimes we may “lose” this person due to uncontrollable life circumstance…could be a death, a deployment, something which creates a loss.
When we risk our hearts, we risk delving into the unknown. Our characters are tested when we have to enter something which may be uncomfortable. God knows I have cried many tears regarding a possible circumstance but I also realize how important it is to support this person in whatever decision he makes.
It takes a strong character to conquor life’s troubles. I know for myself I sometimes get tired of “being strong” and I simply wish to be held, to be told everything is going to be ok.
And sometimes it’s not……….
Then I realize:
I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.
And I have to somehow find the strength deep within, to keep moving on.