“Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened!” ~Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I found this quote rather poignant for the last 11 months of my life. Some of you may be able to relate to this as well. It spoke to me and I felt I needed to share it.
This past year has been a trying one for sure. I look back and see how far I’ve come but also how far I still need to go. I don’t think we ever “arrive” and if we do we can no longer grow.
My mother used to sing the song, “Cry Me a River” when I was younger. I remember it well. I think I’ve cried a river this past year and then some; yes, it’s over. But I’ve seen myself grow as a person because it happened. I’ve seen what I didn’t have and what I could have had. I gave all the love I had to give and it was crushed.
We are where we are because of the choices we’ve made in life. It takes courage to change where we’ve been and to move forward in a different direction. Letting fear of the unknown keep us from making those positive changes in our life is lacking faith in God. Trust him. We can justify where we are and who we are with in our life , because we have to in order not to feel alone or empty. Let go of that fear and let God be your safety net. Listen to God and yourself. Together you will find what truly will bring happiness into your life. No one can do it for you. Let me ask you: Are you where you want to be in your life? Take that leap of faith!
As the holiday season creeps in, I fight that feeling of loneliness. There is no fear though. I take one day at a time and treasure the moments I had The past year. I am the hopeless romantic. But I won’t compromise on what I want in a man and a relationship. I’ve taken that leap of faith. God’s hand and guidance keep me strong.
I’ve cried my river. The new year will begin soon. I can’t wait! With a smile on my face and joy in my heart, I look forward to what 2012 brings. I know God’s plan is all coming together for me. He’s got my back. I trust him completely with my life. You should too:)
I cried when it was over, but I’m smiling because it Happened!