Regardless of one’s good intentions – void of malice or spite – things don’t usually work out as we’d like them to. It’s funny, no matter how much you try to convince yourself of the possibility for a positive outcome, there’s always that little part of your brain that knows your expectations are highly unrealistic.
But if there’s one thing I’ve learned in life it’s to be hopeful for the future, because sometimes life does in fact surprise you. Unfortunately, this post is not being written about one of those occasions.
Jodi Picoult, author of Salem Falls writes: “Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.”
Writing this blog, I’m well aware of how words can often get you into trouble – can often offend a reader who might hold a different point of view on one subject or another.
I wish I could say that personal relationships were void of the same risk, but sadly they’re not. While some choose to remain silent, others use their pen as a weapon – each sentence, each paragraph further injuring the relationship until the very last “period” when that simple punctuation finally flat-lines it entirely.
Joel Osteen is the author of Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential. He writes something that means so very much to me at this stage in my life.
“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.”
I hope my words will help all of you find ways to do the same.