Midlife Reflections #3

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The past couple of days, I’ve pondered on my life’s journey and what it took to get me here today.  It was a smooth ride that had numerous speed bumps and detours along the way.

I’ve had days when I hit the jackpot and everything went my way; even my mistakes and miscues resulted in a favorable outcome.

AND THEN there were those days where anything and everything went horribly wrong; where life put me in a loop and a series of jokes slapped me in the face one after another.

Regardless of what kind of day, week, month or year I had, I somehow survived; I lived to tell the tale and more often than not, I remembered in detail all of the good that I encountered.

Throughout all of my life’s experiences, I’ve come to the realization that sometimes my greatest memory can be my worst enemy.  Relishing and reminiscing about all those happy times brought about a false sense of thinking; that everything would result in something wonderful.

It was good to have a positive outlook but I needed to embrace all the bad that happened in my life wholeheartedly.  With every failed attempt I grew closer to success.

With much introspection, I’ve learned to value everything that crossed my path.  It helped me to be strong, wise, compassionate, focused, determined and grateful.  Life is way too short, so “Find the beauty in every moment” and bring out the best in yourself.

15 thoughts on “Midlife Reflections #3

  1. I had personal health scares, taking care of my father in the hospital, dealing with upper management at work that make my life difficult…just some of my challenging moments. But it all happened for a reason and I became a better person for going through them. Thanks for reading!

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  2. I’m so glade you can see life from such a beautiful perspective. At times I find it difficult to express my emotions properly thus I get anxious. I’d love to see things in a happier light. I try to be positive but maybe I’m not trying hard enough to see the good from all situations.

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