“Atimes with loud screams
Atimes in tears of joy
With or without the gathering
Names and blessings poured
In childhood being directed
For exploration in the future
Freedom in all
Hustling for now and the future
Meeting the likes and dislikes
In riches or poverty
In adulthood being independent
To prepare for life in reverse
There are those in life born with silver spoon and those born with clay spoon. Either ways, we have been born to face life squarely with all it brings along our ways. Albert Einstein says “life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” And George Bernard Shaw puts life in this form when he said “life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
Most of us want our lives given to us on a platter of gold even when we have really not put effort in wanting to live in such kind of life. Do not forget what Will Rogers said “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you remain there.” Your life is what you make of it. You are the only one responsible for where you are presently, for how your life looks, how you are being treated by those around you and for the level of happiness or unhappiness present in your life. If you want to change the quality of your life and relationships you have, then you have to start by taking responsibility for everything. Of course, everything! The power to succeed or fail is yours alone. The responsibility to shape your life is in your hands. No one and nothing can deny you greatness once you understand this.
“I am not in a competition with anyone on how I live my life. But I have chosen to be a blessing to generations with how I live my life.” _Sams.
Life is a classroom in which you are being tested, tried and passed. You can’t predict what will happen to you, but you can decide what happens in you, how you take it and what you do with it. The real test of living is how to take each experience and make it a thing of worth and beauty. Everything you go through has some value. You were given this life because you’re strong enough to live it. Don’t forget that when you get to the top of the ladder, there are persons looking up to you for encouragement and advise to get there too.
“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want and all that is left compromise.” _Robert Fritz
Life is beautiful but not always easy, it has problems, too and the challenge lies in facing them with courage, letting the beauty of life act like a balm, which makes the pain bearable, during trying times, by providing hope, happiness, sorrow, victory, defeat, day-night are the two sides of the coin. Similarly, life is full of moments of joy, pleasure, success and comfort punctuated by misery, defeat, failures and problems. There is no human being on Earth, strong, powerful, wise or rich, who has not experienced struggle, suffering or failure.
Life is beautiful just as roses but it has challenges which are like thorns and have to be faced and overcome by all. Those, who accept these, challenges and succeed, are the ones, who know how to live life in its true sense. Thus, enjoy life but also be prepared to bear the pricks of pain.
Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring!
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