‘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. 🙂
We cannot let the bad things that happen to us get us down. Both the event and how we respond to it combine to make us the person we are when it’s all past us.Those of us who have experienced significant loss relate on another level. Blessings to you!
Thanks for reading. When you’ve experienced loss, you see things in a different light. I appreciate your comment and visit my friend, I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Our life is a project in progress. As with all projects, unpleasant events may occur. But we can’t allow this project to be washed away. When we allow God to take the lead , we can then find the strength and grace to overcome. Remain blessed.🌷👍
I love your take on this, ‘our life is a project in progress.’ The God factor is essential, without Him, and the help of the Holy Spirit, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Only by grace alone. However, there are still millions of people without that kind of help, the end result? It would take longer. But God is merciful, He loves everyone equally, after all, we’re His creations.
I appreciate your visit and comment Kip.
I was the man who was abandoned by his wife and she left the family home, leaving me with the kids. There is always hope afterwards.
I believe in that Hope Al, and that in itself, is a miracle. You have moved on, your children are safe and well, your past couldn’t define who you are. God bless you Al!
It was touch and go for a while, but I got through it 🙂
Yeah, I’m so glad you got through it! Have a great week Al.
You too 🙂
I also believe “ruins can come to life.” Wise words, Seyi.
Blessings – Wendy 🕊️
Thanks Wendy, I’m glad you do. God bless you richly!
Much love! 🙂
Thank you, glad you stopped by! 🙂
Great article, I have been left by my now ex husband and I have rebuilt my life. There is always life after ruins….with hope and determination. Miracles do happen but often we start them off and it is your own attitude towards all happenings. Wishing you a good week Seyi
Well said Ute. No matter what happens in life, our attitude is key to us having a great time afterwards. I’m glad you have rebuilt your life and I wish you a wonderful sunny week!
I agree with Utesmile, it is a great article Seyi. Life’s pretty complex and whatever’s thrown our way shouldn’t change who we truly are. Have a great week!
You’re right Christy, life sucks sometimes but we have to go on and make ourselves happy. Glad you visited my website, hope to see you soon.
Same here. That’s alright Seyi, see you soon!
Your dad sounds like a wise man. For me, being prepared means something like, keep extra water and nonperishable foods on hand. I especially learned that after living in the land of hurricanes. BTW, my novel is about two marriages in turmoil and the choices two women make due to those troubles. How could they prepare? They couldn’t, but like you said, they could make something of the ruins, which is what I hope comes across.
I hope you are doing well, Seyi. Thanks for the wise post.
I believe he was. Being prepared applies to every aspects of life from ‘keeping extra water and non-perishable foods on hand’ as you wrote to saving for raining days. Aptly put, it’s best to think ahead because getting caught short could be disastrous.
I am yet to read your novel and I intend to do so my friend. I truly appreciate your visit and comment!
I hope you’re having a great week so far!
great inspiration, positiveness and truth…great post (as always) ❤
Thanks Bonny for your kindness. It’s sincerely appreciated!
Much love. 🙂
When Christ speaks into every dead situation in our lives, things begin to happen; miracles take place. Have a blessed weekend, Sandra. 🙂
I had an awesome weekend Celestine, hope yours was great too, thanks!
I concur, Jesus breaks every yoke. I appreciate your visit and comment my sis. Hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your week!
Wise man Mr. Nelson, scary thing to ponder though…
You’re right, thanks for stopping by!
My pleasure. 🙂
Seems after all those years, the boy scout motto has proved not to be fluff after all. There is substance and wisdom in preparedness, as your Father so wisely proclaimed