Courage is needed to move Forward

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How many times have you sat there and wondered, “when is this day going to end?”

I want to propose a new way of looking at it!  Yes as many of us have had bad days, several bad days that turn into weeks, months, and maybe even YEARS of ugly, monotonous, horrific events that just want to make us go back to bed.  Well I must tell you that it takes courage to move forward.

It takes great courage to do big and grand things as well as completing little tasks.  Sometimes it take courage simply getting out of bed in the morning.  To me, we underestimate what courage really is and how it is applied in daily life.  Sometimes it takes courage to love another person even though you know they might not feel the same about you.  So, you courageously love them anyways.

We must be brave despite our task at hand.  We must be brave in whatever is thrown at us.  We must be brave in even the menial events of our daily lives.  Walk courageously and move forward little engine and stop wishing your days away.  Life is just too short.

❤ The CatMan

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Day 51: Prime Number

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“Love others as God has loved you. Ask God to grant you the grace and goodness to keep no record of the wrongs done to you.” (as posted from my cheer coach)

I think this is very fitting for today as last night I totally got thrown a curve ball.  An ex-bf that hurt me so much contacted me last night.  It really took me by surprise.  I had this inkling in the morning that something might happen, yet I just forgot about it.  You see, 2 years ago yesterday was the date we started dating.  Interesting timing, right?  This was Nomad and he didn’t connect the dots there.  It was a crazy time but there was a lot of joy there too.  Needless to say we hadn’t talked since New Years and it was nice hearing from him.  I forgave him for all he had done to me.  I also forgave him for breaking up with me on Valentine’s Day in the coward fashion he did.  I am in a better place.

It was random and actually made me very happy.  Even though I was taken back by it, I have just recognized that he and I will always be better served as friends.  I am over the hurt and I actually have him to thank as I can help and relate with other friends going through the similar.  It is a hard thing to realize, yet I am at complete peace.  I feel like that is exactly what I needed to test it too.  He seems to be doing the same ole same ole, but his heart is softer.  For that fact, I continue to pray for him.

I titled this post “Prime Number” as I think this is the prime concept needed in beginning to love a person.  As humans, we hurt ourselves, beat ourselves up, and project that on others which allows them to feel just as bad as we do.  We really as a whole need to work on that.  Once you see that it was nothing so personal and it was just a reflection of hurt in their own life, it makes it easier to forgive them.  I have forgiven him…I pray to forget that hurt and build a stronger foundation.  This foundation will then be set upon mutual respect and love.  Only then will that friendship, relationship, etc grow in goodness.

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

“Misfits”

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“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes…the ones who see things differently – they’re not fond of rules…You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things…they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”   –Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

What a great reminder that it is more than OK to be different!  Have courage and faith to stand firm in who you are.  Find out what your made of so you can capitalize on it!  OWN IT.  There is only one of you.  You have a great and awesome purpose here so don’t waste another moment in your pity party.  Go figure out what you have to offer people and this world and shoot for the moon!  Look where it got Steve Jobs…RIP.

❤ CatMan