The saying “life goes on” is so true. Like time it doesn’t stop but keeps on going. It might seem to slow down a little but like old man river it just keeps moving along.
How you choose to live your life is up to you. What you choose to do for yourself are decisions only you can make. Others might want to tell you what to do and when to do it, but you have the right to refuse if it doesn’t feel right.
What can you do to make your life better? or happy? or meaningful? We all face those questions on a daily basis. How many times have we asked ourselves, ” is this the right thing to do?” How many times have we rushed into doing something only to regret it later? Life is what you make it. It can be as exciting or as peaceful as you want it to be.
Looking back on my life what do I remember as being one of the most important events that happened to me? It was making a commitment for the rest of my life–by getting married to my soul mate. That meant making a new life for myself that would make me the woman I am today. That was a long time in coming. My mother always told me, “to be strong, roll with the punches” and to never say never. She also told me to never back down on what I felt was right or to change my way of life just to please others. My mother taught me that life no matter how hard or discouraging could have a funny side and that laughter was important to keep it in a proper perspective.
My life has been a learning experience. I have never stopped learning from my mistakes or accomplishments. Sometimes you want to fight changes to your life but I have learned there are times when you just can’t fight back. No matter how hard I tried to stop whatever was happening, it did not work. So I ended up “rolling with the punches” and changed the direction I was going in. I called it making a “U TURN”.
As the years go by, you find that life changes constantly and sometimes not the way you want. Life has brought me to my knees more than once. One of questions I ask myself is did I make my life meaningful? Like my sweet mother, am I leaving wise words for my children to draw on or am I just talking to be talking?
Life, no matter what happens, teaches you that not one day is the same. Each day brings new hope and new beginnings. Make the most of your life, day by day. Don’t anticipate the future. Cherish your family and friends. Say I love you to your loved ones. Life is what you make it, so make your life happy and productive. Leave wonderful memories for your family. BUT MOST OF ALL, remember to laugh even if you don’t feel like laughing.
My wish for YOU today is that you have a wonderful day. Enjoy your time doing what you need to do, or spend time with your loved one, or just sit and contemplate your life.
LIFE GOES ON.