‘In life, you can’t walk in a straight line, events have a habit of derailing your plans, so be prepared”.
Well, Peter Nelson was my late dad, and he said these words to me and my husband on our wedding day. Things happen that you may not have control over, so get on with your life.
However, it is easier said than done.
I have experienced loss in a deep and personal way, and in my moment of anguish and pain, I actually believed I wouldn’t be able to go on but I did. Time heals, the pain remains in a way but the miracle of time is that it lessens and you would be able to move on.
This past year has seen huge changes on the global stage, and things would always be changing. My dad’s words always echoed in my mind, ‘be prepared.’ I should be prepared for changes, hopefully, positive changes. Which brings to mind other questions.
How do we truly enjoy life when we’re faced with debilitating circumstances?
Imagine a wife abandoned by her husband, ran off with a younger version of his wife. How would she begin the arduous task of rebuilding her life? Or a woman who fell out of love with her husband and left the family home. How would the man rebuild his life?
What about a young life blighted by drugs? How could such a life be transformed?
The scenarios above may well change. I’ve seen couples on the verge of divorce getting together again, and drug addicts living sane, fruitful lives. Miracles do happen. But often times, we have to create it.
I believe the ruins can come to life.
What miracles are in the offing around you?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend friends!
Much love, always. 🙂