Dedicated to Peter King with thanks and gratitude!
an event occurs in your life that makes you sit back and reevaluate your
perspective. I had such an event happen
today. It was in the form of a message
from a stranger who took the time to comment on some of my reflections. This person, though experiencing his own
challenges in life, reached out and sent me a message and I want to thank him
and let him know I heard it!
I have been working on moving forward but always with one
foot in the past. I have been working on
recovering inner peace, but always with an eye on the triggering event that
changed the course of my life. I have
been going through the motions of making changes but always with the hope that
maybe things could be healed and go back to the way they were.
Today, I was reminded in a most dramatic way that there
is no going back. There is no
undoing. There is no rewind. You can not affect the story of the
past. Every step that has brought me to
this point is a completed chapter. I can
re-read it but I cannot change it.
The only direction that I have any control over is where
I choose to face today. I can only chart a course for a future that I am
committed to embracing wholeheartedly.
And there my responsibility ends.
I have no mystical power to change anyone else’s heart just by wistful
The most positive impact I can have on my life is in the
form of my own inner development. How I
create my character, and chose to define myself after walking through the fires
of life is an act of courage, defiance and ultimately is empowering.
future crossing of paths with people from my past may or may not be an
option. In accepting who I am, even
while in the process of refining those qualities I most aspire to, I will be
taking steps to becoming the best possible me.
That is the only person I have the power to chart a course for. That is the person that will face the future
courageously regardless of the obstacles and challenges placed before me.
The actions I take may not change but the focus
will. Instead of using activity as a
means to run away from facing what has been lost, I can start to embrace my
adventures as something to fill my life with and have twice the fun! FROM TODAY I AM GOING TO LIVE LIFE TO THE
FULL, FOR MYSELF AND FOR PETER .
Renate Dundys Marrello
– 01 - 19
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