Lately I have been reminded about my limited time on this planet.
The reminders have been blatant, smack you in the face, kind of events. A friend committing suicide, another friend dying from colon cancer and my mother’s journey to rid her body of cancer.
My heart aches and my mind reels into motion, what can I do differently?
Am I doing enough?
Am I serving my purpose?
Am I eating right?
Do I have cancer?
I had my annual mammogram, and now I am scheduled for my first colonoscopy. That was the easy part.
The hard part is reconciling my accomplishments, reconciling where my life is currently and looking at the map of my life and figuring out if I need to take a different route to get to where I need to go in the future.
My heart aches and my mind reels… I do not want their deaths and their struggles to be lost – there is a lesson in there for me to learn from… I peer into my soul and see that I can do more…
I can help others!
I can teach others!
I can share with others my humanity! We all hurt, we all struggle, but it is through this strife that we can emerge anew.
I have learned that death is not an end, it is the beginning of something new, change is not bad, it is good – Really good.
Take some time and peer into your soul – sit quietly in a park, under a tree or by the water. Where do you want to go? Who do you know you can be? See your potential.
Now go on and be the change you desire.