We Cannot Have Construction Without Destruction

As I ponder on different aspects of my life, I normally would rejoice over all of the positive events and I somber over all of the negative events that took place.  But that was until I became more aware of why certain things happen in life.  Things occur in life so other things can occur.  What are those things? That I do not know, but, I do know we cannot have construction without destruction.  Before something great can happen some kind of process must first take place.

Take a landscape of dirt for instance, from an outsider all we can see is a large piece of land filled with dirt and weeds, perhaps.  Now, take a look at it from an architectural point of view.  See the possibilities of turning that land, that pile of dirt being transformed into a hospital or a home, a place where people can benefit.  Or how about that pink slip you received from work.  It may feel as if the world is over now that you have lost your job.  But what about that business or talent you wanted to explore but never had the time because that job was in the way, now may be your time to enhance your craft and let that become your job.  What I am trying to get across is that it is all in the vision.  It is how you view every circumstance that will determine how you handle it.

The only thing infinite in life is that it is always changing.  With that being the only infinite aspect, we have to learn how to manage any change.  You may want help to do this, which is okay; we all need help at some point.  But if we can try to re-train our visions and outlook on different situations and circumstances we may be able to handle and manage it better.

“I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
―Dr.  Maya Angelou


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