Thoughts keep coming back to me over the last several days; remembrances of another time and place, when I thought that life was going oh so well. Now that I look back on it all, I see the signs. I should have done something sooner. I should have been better prepared. Could have, should have, would have…that’s all in the past now.
I used to rely on the good will of others. But I have learned that may be unwise. I’ve asked myself why and discovered the “Rule of Intentions”. You see, not everyone’s are straightforward. Intentions are the purposes or goals that we have in life. The “rule” is whether those intentions are gained with truth and honesty versus misleading someone for personal gain. The rule affects our choices in life.
Making choices is a difficult task as it requires us to be daring. Dare to make friends, dare to find love, dare to choose our own path and live life on our own terms, not someone else’s. Dare to use the gifts that we are given.
We are all born with gifts. Cultivating them is our own responsibility. There is an old expression, “Practice makes perfect”, which I believe sums it up well. Using often the gifts we are given helps to refine them. To use them is to be brave. To use them is to listen, with your heart, your mind and your soul.
I have listened. I have chosen to be brave. I have chosen to dare. I have chosen to be true, to my own self.