Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Regina Brett's Fifty Life Lessons: The Fiftieth Lesson

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Lesson Number Fifty: Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

When we receive or give a gift, our impression for the gift to be special, is it should be tied with a bow. We feel so special receiving that kind of gift or feel so special giving someone a special gift. However, they say life is a gift. And if it's a gift it must be special. Is your life special? It depends on the person or on the situation. 

Sometimes, I could say my life is a gift. But there are also times when it seems to be not. Only one thing, I could be sure -- life is special. And it depends on us, on how we make it to be so.

When the going gets tough; when there seems to more of the problems than of the solutions; when the obstacles are higher than we could hurdle, our world eventually turns upside down. We wake up in the morning believing life is a mess, that there could be no beauty in it.

On one hand this happens more often. On the other hand, if we just allow life to be so -- come hail, come rain, come storm; everything would return back to normal when it is done and much more with a fresher view. It is always after we threw up when we realized that good things could sprout from negative events. We always wake up into a fresher environment after every storm and hail and rain. 

So no matter what, we always have to ride with the tide because nothing is permanent in this world. To remain strong in riding this tide, we have to nail down our faith in God. No matter what, He is always there for us ready to remind us that life is a gift.

Get happy!

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