I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
2Kings 20:5

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Crazy thing we call life

Why are we the way we are? It's really a complicated question if you think about it. There are many variables in our life that shape us into the person we are today and will possibly re-shape us into a slightly different person tomorrow. Every experience effects us in some way. Every person we meet, get to know, or invite into our lives will somehow have an effect on us. Whether is opens our minds or our hearts, or maybe confirms or reassures our personal beliefs, it will help mold us.

I am really not sure what I want to say. SO I guess I will just say that I am grateful for opportunities that push me to my limits, force me out of my comfort zones, and help teach me something about myself. I have learned a lot about who I am and what I want in life. Okay, well I am still working on the "what I want in life" thing, but it's getting more clear. I have learned how to recognize my needs vs my wants. That is a big hurdle in life that no longer is in my way. Phew!

Can our goals, wants, dreams, aspirations, or NEEDS . . . change? I believe they can because I am experiencing exactly that. All of those things are what make us who we are right? And we are constantly in a state of learning and change. So taking that into consideration I believe we are also in constant state of becoming who we are. I will take the bad with the good and both will effect me, neither one will DEFINE me, but both will play big roles over my lifetime.


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