“RELATIONSHIPS” by Sandy Daley; ‘Expecting a Miracle in 2014!’
William Shakespeare once wrote,”Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” These words should serve as a reminder to us that life is worth living, no matter what life throws us within our lifetime.
However, the important questions to ask are, “Are we bold enough to tackle all that life has to offer us? Or do we buckle at the knees each time that we are met with challenges?”
I know that I try my best to face each day with unresolved dignity and a resounding force, but each day is difficult and it can only be helped with humility and deep faith in one’s own God: whichever God you choose to pray to.
As the old folks used to say,”You make plans and then God laughs at your plans and does what he wants to do“, and truly what has been ordained for you. With that being said, one only has to follow the will of the one up above and ride the wave, and truly follow the path that has been laid out for you: and follow it I did.
I tackled the issue head on, dealing with each situation in 2013 as they arose, asking for guidance and strength as I went along each day: unsure of the outcome of the decision that I had made.
That however is the beauty of journey of life. It is not that you will not be faced with difficulty, however it is how you handle each difficult or testy scenario of your life. Your character is tested, and thrust into the forefront by how you handle stressful situations, and “if it does not kill you they say, it only makes you stronger.” Oh boy, am I ever a stronger woman than I was a year ago!
“You know that you are a brave woman Sandy, for making that choice,” a close friend of mine said when she heard the news that I was expecting another child. “No, I am not,” I said to her very sternly. “I make decisions based on my ability to handle each situation. After I looked at the situation, I knew that it was something that I as an individual could handle, and so that was my choice,” I quickly added.
As I embark on a new year, unsure of where the road may take me or my children and family, I am grateful that with each passing day, there is hope for us all, even though the road may seem bleak at times.
I am forever reminded by the famous Nelson Mandela quote; “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
Falling down is a part of life, but the great thing is that we all have the ability to rise again, and reach even greater heights than where we were previously. In this new year, also remember to make choices and decisions that you are comfortable with, because at the end of the day, the only person staring back at you in the mirror will be you.