Different species of animals evolve over years, decades, and centuries. Nature and nurture shaping them, preparing them, adapting them to what lay ahead. Man has gone through the same thing. Evolving over time to prepare him to face what’s next. As humans, we also seem to evolve inside. We go through and get through different things in life. We go through tough times. We go through great times. Happiness grows for us to deal with sadness down the road. Sadness occurs for us to know how to appreciate happiness when it knocks on our door. You become involved in something that turns out to be less than you expected or more than you intended on handling. We evolve out of that situation we are involved in to once again help us adapt to what lay ahead. What is coming toward you? Sometimes there is no way of knowing. Maybe sometimes you expected exactly what was coming and its outcome(s) are a delight. Maybe the outcomes are destructive. Sometimes when we are torn down by time and effort, we build back up with time and effort. Your strength is amazing. You never really can tell how low you can go before you know you will never be that low again. Maybe you help someone who is lower than you rise back up and it is that help that forces you to push on….for those that love you love the fight inside of you. They quietly see it…they whisper…they know you are stronger than so many around you. In that time when you are struggling, close your eyes and take a deep breath in. Stand up on those that have given you the power of their love. Stand up for them, stand on their struggles and the strength they have built year after year…and look to them, not always for advice, but as an example of facing life head on and whatever may come at you.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. – Ralph Waldo Emerson