Sometimes life throws you a curveball that will reveal your strengths and weaknesses to you.
Since 2017, I’ve been hit by some curveballs that have changed the trajectory of the remainder of my life. These changes are not bad or negative, but they are unexpected ones. I’m having to “roll with the punches” and deal with the emotions that come with the realization that I am not in control.
So, what have I learned about me?
Some of my lessons were revealed through comments from my dear SisterGirlfriends during the travails of the last three years.
One told me she believed I was a “super-woman.”
Another one told me that she found me “unbreakable.”
The one comment that humbled me was when my friend, who is battling a severe health issue, told me she found her strength by watching me.
When I combine their comments and reflect on the journey of my entire life, there is one word that sums it up.
I am resolute.
The definition for resolute is BOLD, STEADY, RESOLVED.
The synonyms for resolute are bent (on or upon), bound, decisive, determined, do-or-die, firm, hell-bent (on or upon), intent, out, purposeful, resolved, set, single-minded.
If these words define my character, then this “resoluteness” was forged through pain, grief, joy, tears, laughter, prayers, and all that illustrate the human experience.
It was formed on establishing a goal and “keeping my eyes on the prize” until I got there when things got foggy.
It was founded on the belief that if I fail, then I must get back up and move forward.
It was reinforced through faith that God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit would be with me through whatever journey was before me.
Today, some friends are going through some pain and sadness.
It is hard in our society and our personal lives right now.
Some of us have experienced life-altering changes.
Embrace each new day.
You will survive these troubling times.