Applied Lessons…

There were many times in my life I though about giving up. Events happened that seemed so traumatic that I would not be able to recover. I would continue to focus on these traumas and the losses surrounding those traumas and became a victim of them. I felt like the world was against me and I was cursed.

Several years ago I decided that I was tired of living that way. I quit looking at what I didn’t have and focused on what I did. I quit whining and got to work, refusing to be a victim of life any longer. As time went on I began to understand that those so called traumas I spoke about were only lessons that were attempting to make me stronger. I took the bricks that life threw at me and built an incredible life.

I am far stronger today than I would have been if those things would have never happened, I even go as far to say that I am thankful that everything happened the way it did. Last week was very stressful, with those stresses coming from every area of my life. My response was to get to the gym everyday, pray and meditate, write down 5 things I am grateful for, eat properly and talk this over with friends (pretty much what I do everyday anyway). These actions did not change the events, however, they certainly changed my perspective of them.

I am incredibly grateful for the life I have today and continue to take those bricks that life tries to throw at me and reinforce the life I have. I need weeks like last week to keep me on my toes and to make me even stronger. I am grateful for last week and am excited to see what the next week offers, if it throws bigger bricks, I will build a stronger life.