I've talked to lots of people over the years about to possibility for change. So many respond with reasons they can't, reasons they don't want to. "It's just easier to go along." they say. Well, I beg to differ.
While, it is true, deep down, hard core change is gut wrenching. But, then again, my life, everyday was just as gut wrenching. I had to make a decision if I was going to succumb to it or rise above it. It took a lot of soul searching, facing hard truth about myself and working hard to change.
Rising above is a long, hard road, full of pits, raged stones and obstacles along the way. There were a lot of people rooting for me, supporting me. At the same time, some of, a lot of, those same people were very skeptical, very angry with me.
Digging deep, going to places I didn't want to go, exposing myself to everyone in my life as well as strangers was so scary. What would they say? As you can imagine, when you are in the "hot seat", everyone close to you, whom you've hurt, has the floor, its' terrifying.
Thank God, He gave me the courage to go through it. I listened, really listened, taking it all to heart. Even as my heart was breaking.
Today in that one small comment, made by a co-worker, it all became clear. I really had let go of all the anger. I rarely get angry anymore. I never judge other people's actions. I can relate to them without absorbing their energy.
It is possible. No matter what your challenge, to turn a corner and become a better, happier, more prosperous person. All it takes is the belief that you can and dogged desire to make it happen. It's all within your power alone and SO worth the effort.
Corners by Sharon McCampbell
Waiting around this corner
May be a happy surprise
The next one
May produce cries
Rarely knowing when or why
Life is full of corners:
\You won a prize
Fires,lies, cancer, oh my!
Sorry, Mom dies
\Waiting around next corner
Maybe a happy surprise
Be ready to cry.
Fantasizing the freedom to be at peace through it all.