About the Author
what i have learned and hopefully absorbed by now...
life is spectacularly amazing. but, there are days when i cannot make sense out of it no matter how hard i try. certainly, there are days when i feel immobile and listless and unsure and downtrodden that i cannot even fake a smile.
there are times when life feels like the gray skies before me, ripe with rain, ready to spill a big storm at me, a whirlpool of uncertainties and doubts and anger and madness swooping me right in so easily and effortlessly. it drags me down... really down... i mean really bottom pit down... beyond 6 feet underground.
what do i do? i sulk. i let it get the best of me. i allow it to dissect me as if i am a lab specimen. i gamely let it eat me alive. i let it consume me. i let it exhaust me. i let it control me.
i take courage. i take a walk. i eat chocolate. i eat mcdonald's french fries. i talk to a friend. i write. i befriend silence. i lay still. i wait. i pray. i keep an open mind. slowly, something extraordinarily ordinary happens. something magical is revealed. after that, i will think to myself, i knew this all along. it is within me. it has never left me. it never will.
life is a gift.
life is love.
love never fails.
i will make my life count.