Black Journey

“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.”
― Steve Maraboli

I recently got a new vehicle and it is a black journey. I didn’t realize the significance of the vehicle until yesterday. My life has been a black journey up until this point because I would not let go of the past!  I was fearful out what was ahead so I clung to the known because it was safer.

 

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I know the road ahead of me is so promising but fear strangles the life out of you and all your energy is spent trying to figure out how to keep going.

When I walked into the dealership I knew what I wanted and had everything picked out in my mind but something about this black journey just pulled me in. I didn’t want to test drive it because I knew it was just what I needed to get me to my next destination in life. The one thing that was holding me back was now getting ready to launch me into the journey of a life time. It gave me my freedom back!!!

 

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What really matters?

“Reflect on your present blessings–of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” Charles Dickens

Did it matter that my car did not start? Did it matter that I over drafted my account a few times? Did it matter that I did not have enough money to pay my bills? Did it matter that at times you wondered if you could feed your family? Did it matter that I did not speak to that person? Did it matter that I did not apologize and I knew I was wrong? Did it matter that I was holding unforgiveness in my heart? Did it matter that I said yes and really wanted to say no? Did it matter that I judged you based on my preconceived notions or past hurts? Did it matter that I knew you were hungry and did not offer you food? Did it matter that I was tired of being everything for everyone? Did it matter that I felt you were using me but I still stayed around? Did it matter that I said I loved you when I knew that I hated you inside? Did it matter I cried and no one cared? Did it matter that people would rather leave you then apologize for being wrong? Did it matter that I treated you fair and you did me wrong? Did it matter that I laughed at you? Did it matter that you talked about me? Did it matter that words hurt and can not be taken back? Did it matter that you were more of a foe than a friend? Did it matter that I did not spend as much time with the people that I love? Did it matter that I was more dedicated to my job than I was to my family? Did it matter that you ignored someone but always called when you needed something? Did it matter that people walked away that you thought would never leave you? Did it matter that you forgave someone and they hurt you again? Did it matter that you were not perfect? Did it matter that you wish you would have handled that situation differently? Did it matter that you were screaming inside and no one could hear you? Did it matter that you felt all alone in a room full of people? Did it matter that you were mad at the world and no one understood? Did it matter that you were going through a storm and you thought no one cared? Did it matter that people overlooked you? Did it matter that you murmured and complained and things did not change? Did it matter that your heart was broken into pieces numerous times and you still had to carry on like nothing ever happened?

We can all relate to one or more of the “did it matter questions” but at the end of the day what really matters. Did is a past tense word and what really matters is that living in the past will never prepare you for the future!

Make the best of everyday! Live more! Love more! Give more! Forgive more! Hug more! Laugh more! Smile more! Past