Friday, October 26, 2007

They say...

They say that life can change in the blink of an eye. However, in my experience, those changes are sometimes unwanted. They come in the form of accidents and/or bad news. Now, I’m not a pessimist, but growing up and especially in the last few years, when my life decides to turn on a dime, there’s usually something unexpectedly unpleasant waiting for me around the corner. But, that is not what this is about.

They say that patience is a virtue. If this is true, we all could stand to be a little more virtuous, because, all the changes worth anything, like everything, take time. Whether it is pursuing higher education, building a family, or making feeble attempts to actually have a savings account, these changes we want in our lives and strive for take time, pain, and perseverance. Sometimes these goals are ones we’ve set for ourselves to elevate this experience we call life. However, some of the hardest goals we set for ourselves are the ones to get our lives back on track when that blink of an eye happens and we find ourselves lost, torn, and distraught.

They say that you must crawl before you walk. Having 2 nieces and 2 nephews, I now see how important those words are. However, having a family full of imperfect people (including myself), shows me truly what ‘they’ are talking about. If you know my family, or any family whatsoever, you know we stub our toes, trip and stumble, or fall flat on our faces. However, it never ends there. Through all of our struggles and trying times, we imperfect people take slow steps closer to perfection by not wallowing in the mess of our own doings.

People say a lot of things, some are poignant, some are funny. Luckily, these sayings are the former. They also come in handy in times when we are drastically reminded of just how imperfect we are. If and when that happens, changes must be pursued, patience must be adopted, and you must always crawl before you walk.

2 comments:

Sarah Renee said...

couldn't hear the sound (the ytube video)... love you...you are so well verse... love you...

Abby said...

Love it. Love you! Ditto to Sarah :)