Life is full of curve balls. Throwing off even the most balanced person. In the process of being thrown off kilter, I am conscious that curve balls provide an opportunity to live and learn. Not easy by any means. Yesterday, I was delivered some unexpected news that will change the course of many people’s lives. I had a variety of reactions. First, it saddened me because this news signifies the closing of a chapter and then, I became fearful. Fearful of the unknown. Isn’t that what life is a series of unknown events?
Today, on a brisk, sunny morning, my perspective is different. After much prayer and reflection, I am at peace with the outcome. There is much clarity when I allow faith to override my projecting, overacting brain. That is not to say, in an hour, I won’t be consumed by fear, but for this moment, I am basking in peace. Life is a roller coaster ride. I can either white-knuckle my way through the ups and downs, or put my hands in the air screaming in delight. Which way do you choose to live?