The silver lining

So you heard my story and this is what I learnt from it. If you haven’t heard it then I implore you to go read, “Home is where the heart is” before you read this.

Good, so now we are all on the same page. I came here at a young age (I am still at a young age) with problems I thought I could escape from. That was my first mistake. My second was that I did not know how to face them after realizing I couldn’t run. Then came the solution, the silver lining. My faith in God shone through like never before. Through that faith I saw that I needed to stay educated, with education the world becomes much clearer. I’m not talking about just formal education; no I’m talking about street smarts as well as book smarts. Keeping your eyes and ears wide open. In fact, I even took this semester off to realize this. A semester away from the ball and chains of a school regime, I took some time to sit back and close my eyes for a bit so that I could see clearer.

This is my time to listen and learn. A lot of what I just said didn’t happen overnight. I fell and that’s ok. It’s human nature to want to sit and sulk for a bit. Thanks to my faith and the brutal words from somebody who clearly cares, I can see myself getting back up. I started to read books on success, watch old, great movies that I never would have had the time to watch, and I learnt the most valuable lesson of all. Time. We all want time. Time to spend with our families. Time to grab a drink with some old buddies. Time to have fun and enjoy the finer things. How do we get time? What steps must we take to put ourselves in a position where we have the time we want?

That is my silver lining. Understanding that I need to get those questions answered. It took a tornado to hit me for me to unearth this simple concept, time.

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2 thoughts on “The silver lining

  1. judydeterville says:

    We learn how to read and how to write, and how to walk. We never really learn how to listen until we tell ourselves that we are ready for this lesson.
    Happy learning.

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