Friday, January 2, 2009
A New Year.. .New Directions For Many
With every New Year comes an opportunity to head into "New Directions"....have you pondered what yours may be this year?
I have. I always do.
But it doesn't mean that just because I laid out some "thoughts and plans" like well ridden train tracks......that I will go there. That I will accomplish what I want to accomplish.
Where ever "there" is and so on and so forth.
We all have dreams and visions.......thoughts and plans.
I for one am a dreamer and a visionary......I plan and I think things out.
I don't "make it happen"....instead I "wait" for it.
I could and WOULD get myself into so much trouble if I did it the other way because my nature WANTS to "make it happen"......believe me.
I know "me."
Sometimes these things come, and even "on time" and I rejoice.
But sometimes they don't come on time....and they don't come at all.
So I continue to "wait" and not give up on those other things...while I throw myself into whatever DOES come my way.
And I've also learned not to get myself so worked up about those things that fail or fall apart like I used to when I was younger.
Some things that we "thought" were "meant to be" ....possibly just aren't "meant to be."
We don't always have choices in what "life" hands to us.
Sometimes we do.
We DO however have "destinies."
I'm not talking "Pre-destination" in a theological sense.......
What I am saying is that many of us have a "make up" inside of us.
"Desires, dislikes, burdens, availability, etc."
Those are just a few things that help determine what we are destined for..."life wise."
We ourselves can determine many things in our lives....many goals.......many visions.
We also can embrace these things or.....we can run from them.
I've done all of the above at one point or another in my life.
But for the most part.......
I'm a "contender"....
I don't know why forsure.
I might know why.
But this I do know......it's not always easy and it can get you into a a lot of trouble and bring heartache even.
It even brings with it.....isolation and such.
But for me.....that's the best I can do.
" I have to do what I have been formed to do."
Another few valuable things to remember in life is that it's always a good thing to be "open and flexible"..........
That part becomes harder and harder once one starts getting older.
Do what you can now, while you still can do it.
Bodies fail and fall apart.....money fades, disappointments come....life can become a struggle for many due to circumstances.
Take chances now.
(Within reason of course...HA!)
None of us knows what "tomorrow" may bring.
Just some random thoughts on this SECOND day of the New Year...