In March (my darkest month so far this year) I wrote of how discouraged I felt. Everything felt like a climb to a never-ending ascent. Now, being in a lighter month, I write a more encourage reply to myself. If only I knew back then what the future had in store for me. But then again, knowing would probably have deprived me of my experiences, lessons and personal growth.
Therefore, here is what I know (for sure now) a short appreciation and encouragement (my spiritual practice) in comparison to the journal in March – Life is a Battlefield: Discouragement.
I’m grateful for the things I have achieved so far in my life.
I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given.
I’m proud of myself for getting so far with the cards I’ve been dealt. I never gave up, nor do I intend to.
I acknowledge that life has not been easy but I’m grateful for the adventures I’ve experienced, either big or small, good or bad.
I know deep inside that I’m meant for something greater and that time will show.
I know that I have chosen a safer road but the road chosen has given me more to be grateful for each day.
I may not be certain of what the future holds but I will honor my true self as I go, eventually leading to my purpose. For that, I will follow my passion for my purpose.
I remind myself that with living comes new experiences and life lessons. Therefore, I will live for the purpose that life is about learning as you go. And with learning comes knowledge and ultimately knowledge is wisdom.
Maybe this could also be a reminder?!