A Salutary Reminder

It’s a shame that it sometimes takes a loss to realize what you once had. They say time heals all wounds, but does it really? With the time that passes and events that help shape us, we sometimes cannot seem to forgive and forget. We hold on to things for reasons we can’t explain. What situation or person got in between a relationship and never allowed it to recover? These are questions we may ask ourselves but not be able to answer honestly without a hint of doubt.

I think everyone has some kind of regret in life, big or small, and over the last few years I have come to multiple realizations. There was never a single moment that I was perfect in any relationship and I have made my fair share of mistakes. The way we treat those around us can be an interesting thing. Why do we choose to fight with those we love? How can jealousy affect our personalities? Is there something that we can do to improve our relationships with others? It seems like we live in a world where we’re always trying to out-do the next person. “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” But why do we need to keep enemies close and what does that do for us and the value of the lives we live?

Moving to Arizona has taught me so many things about myself. I hold certain things to a higher standard than I used to and have demoted others to the bottom of my priority list. With growing up comes challenges, changes, and sacrifices. Each obstacle set before us is there to teach us a lesson. Some lessons will be harder than others and leave a large mark on our lives but all of these components are there for us to grow from.

Don’t ever be too busy to reflect upon yourself. Good things take time and effort.

Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. For you never know what the future holds.

 

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