It got me thinking about all the major "catastrophes" I've been through in my life time. As I remembered, felt each of these trying times, my main feeling is happiness. No, I'm not crazy.
You see, every major change, bad or good, has pushed me along the road God has ordained for me. I can honestly say today, I am grateful for the mountains put before me in life. I am even more grateful for the force within pushing me up over that mountain.
I am grateful that my friend has that same fire within her. This life cannot be all success, with failures come success, if only you are strong enough to look in the mirror and ask, what is my part in this? What can I do to change my attitude or responses that helped create the situation in the first place.
Another lesson I have learned is; if I have a problem, it's me. The solution is also me. With a humble heart, I have asked God to help me see, then do the work to change. Open our eyes Lord that we may see the truth. Open our ears Lord that we may hear your leading in all things.
Fantasizing the freedom from fear. Fear of the future, fear of change and fear of being at fault.
Once I faced my defects of character, most likely the cause, they are nullified. I was then free to move upward and onward.
It is simple, and very, very difficult to accomplish. It is also a life long journey, not a once and done deal.
Keep your chin up, be vulnerable and teachable and take one step at a time toward your freedom.