The Rocky Road to Better

There’s something to be said about the way we live our lives and the varying strategies we each employ in order to survive and thrive in our respective physical, social and spiritual ecosystems.

We could just float and let life take us where it may but that can only happen to an extent. There has to be an impetus, an exercise of will, at some point or the only way we’ll be headed is down. Personally, I want to become better… in every aspect. Not perfect, but I do want to see an incremental positive change in my behaviour and my effect on others.

But, even though I maintain a positive attitude and fig my heels in to move myself forward. I stumble, I stop, I make a ton of mistakes, I fall backward… and it’s disheartening. But now, looking back at the times that happened, I realise all the setbacks were there to make me strengthen my resolve and I possibly wouldn’t have gotten to where I am right now without the stumbles and falls. They’re a significant part of the journey.

If I had to do it all again, I wouldn’t take away the rain ‘cos I know it’s made me who I am.

Faith Evans
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