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This year has been truly an “enlightening” one; that’s what one of my good friends said not too long ago. I viewed it as difficult. I like enlightening better. It makes me feel like my obstacles weren’t there to hurt me, but to prepare me for the future, show me how to handle the toughest situations and to show me what I don’t need in my life.
Recently, I experienced a situation that escalated, unfortunately, to a point of no return. It’s really too bad, but things happen and life happens and some things are out of my control. What is in my control is the theatrics in my life. I’m looking for my life to play out, not as a drama, but more of a romantic comedy, light-hearted and as happy as possible.
I used to have a difficult time understanding the whole statement about how there are times when people are only in your life for a season, especially if it was a long season. I’m also the type to labor over things that I don’t understand, searching for an answer when sometimes there isn’t one. I think a truer statement, in my case, is there are times when people are in different seasons, one in Spring and the other in Fall, and the two just don’t coincide. That happens with people sometimes, they grow apart and become different and want different things. It’s not a bad thing, but it is a hurting that will heal with time, as do ill-feelings and other forms of pain.
I think the difference in seasons was an underlying issue that caused the situation to develop into something I didn’t expect. It’s through these circumstances that we see a person’s true colors. I definitely think mine were on display also. Now I know what I need and don’t need and from there, life can only get better.