Thursday, January 21, 2010

one foot in front of the other...

"when one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us".

~helen keller

i have been seriously reminding myself of this quote lately.  we are often faced with many trials and challenges in our lives.  some we overcome rather quickly and others take a lot longer.  though many times we allow ourselves to stay stuck in the past when we need to be focusing on the wonderful future ahead.  no, i am not saying "just get over it and move on" as i struggle with this myself.  what i am saying is... "i hope we don't miss out on what the future happiness has for us, while we can't change the past".  my future is full of happiness.  i see it quite clearly that what i had in the past has only helped me get where i need to be in the future.  i also need to remind myself to eNjoY the present!  so many things i don't want to miss...saying good-night to my children with a hug and kiss, taking them to school, watching them grow into beautiful, caring young adults, talking to my mom, reconnecting with my family, sharing time with my friends, eNjoYing new life and love with my fiance, trying new things, making new friends {bgc ;)}, believing in myself more and the list could go on.  we only get one life, we only get one chance at making the most of it.  let us learn from the past but progress to an amaZing, haPpY future.  take time to smell the roses, listen to the rain, sing in the shower, smile at a stranger.  you never know who you might inspire.  there is always someone out there that has it worse than we grateful and thankful for what you have!  i don't need money but i do need love and happiness. where i want to be.  i am still working on it melody and kathy but, with your help, love and guidence...i am getting there.  thanks bgc for the time, laughs, love, tears, hugs, modge podge, peace and friendship.  you all will forever be my heros!!


Christi said...

Love you...... I want to be were the peace is too... I need to learn to soar and you help me with your beautiful words.

Dianna said...

Sounds like things are going great my dear!