And finally…I’ve left the best for last in the series of Inspiring Change for November—overcoming challenges.
We all have our own way in which we overcome, sidestep and/or simply ignore challenges in our lives.
Some of us indulge in other things that make us feel better. Chocolate comes to mind. But then following that thought comes the bulging middle. However we chose to face our challenges (even when we ignore them), there are consequences. At risk of sounding like my mother when I was fifteen and ready to burst with indecision and give up on life…a bit melodramatic, yes, but I was fifteen. Who isn’t a drama queen/king at fifteen? Here is what I learned along life’s path.
Challenges help us grow.
Challenges help us learn.
Challenges help us believe.
Challenges help us prioritize.
Challenges help us find peace.
Besides, what do you know for sure? Oprah asked this question to various people in the November 2008 issue of the O Magazine. This question stumped me. What do I know for sure? My first answer was death and taxes, but even that is uncertain. We don’t know what happens when we die, and taxes, well, I won’t even touch that one.
I know that life cannot be ignored. I no longer try to hide from it, to question it, or to understand its intricate design for me, for that would mean living in a past I cannot change and attempt to gain insight into a future not yet realized. I have learned to live in the moment. I am certain that this moment exists.
So, I now pose the question to you. What do you know for sure?
If you need more space, please feel free to write a post on your blog answering this question and leave a link so I can follow.