Having come through my life to this point I seem grateful for the life I’ve had, even with its ups and downs. I know that without the life I’ve had, I would never have found this level of success. Something in me said I wasn’t done.
Through reflection I have learned that although the past cannot be changed, those times are when we learn our most precious lessons: it is important we continue to pull through.
That we will only fail when we quit that bitterness shows us where we need to heal, that maturity isn’t always about the years and that patience is about keeping a good attitude; that although we are responsible for our own anger, we mustn’t ignore, but must own and work through what we feel.
That just because someone is silent doesn’t mean they have nothing to say. That kindness, compassion, tolerance and empathy must be honed and continued to be honed, because we never know when we need those back. That we spiritually and mentally grow through damage, that all is not lost.
I have also learned that no response is a powerful response, and that sometimes it is the only response needed. We don’t have to have the last word to feel empowered. That courage is us coming through fear and is about us not giving up.
I have also learned a lot about myself and about others who played their part in my life. That I could only change myself, and that whilst others needed to change, with change I know they could have done things differently.