There are times when we find ourselves thinking constantly of all our worries and insecurities because it is our ‘default setting’ to believe that we are the centre of the everything. That everyone and every thing is against us and it is our mission to prove everybody wrong, all those that wronged us, doubted our abilities and did not believe in us. But in reality some people are in a far worse condition than us…poverty, debt, or hearing for the first time you have been diagnosed with cancer.
Sometimes you just need to get outside, soak in the sunshine and breath fresh air in and out for a while. Then remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be. In the words of Phillip Yancey, “I have learnt that faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse.”
The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination. – Don Williams, Jr.
Sometimes, we focus too much on where we want to be, rather than where we are at present. Don’t forget to smell the roses along the way and enjoy the ride. Otherwise, you’ll just wake up one day and realise where has all my time gone? Have I wasted my life? Stay happy and remember, life is a long road. It’s full of U-turns, stops, give ways, ditches and speed signs that make you go slower and others that allow you to speed up. Learn to enjoy the ride.
I think in life we all play a character – someone we aspire to be. We take steps on this journey called life, hoping that one day we will get to that destination and become that person we envision ourselves to be. Deep inside, there are so many more facets of our personality – some we hide and some we are scared of. I think that’s what Marilyn Monroe embodied. In some way or form we can all relate, and that’s why 50 years after her death, we are all fascinated about who she truly was.