What I’ve Learned From Life Challenges
I know that my life was a life of challenges … more than for some, less than for others, Born to be left-handed, I was ‘encouraged‘ at early stages of life and learning to become right-handed, I even have memories as a young child 2-4 years old of having things yanked out of my left hand and put in my right hand. My mother told me I was so clumsy that I was put in a dance class (tap, ballet, acrobatic) to help with the physical clumsiness that was normal for me.
Looking back, it would be like watching a right-handed person doing everything left-handed. But … who knew! Asian culture sees right hand dominance as a very good trait. The other, not so much. That was my first lifetime challenge.
The second would be the learning disability – dyslexia. No one in my family or education circle knew dyslexia existed. My beginnings were rocky – to say the least. And the next 4 decades produced a myriad of stepping stones on the path I chose.
Why do I call those challenges Stepping Stones to a Miracle Life?
Because, as I age (I’m 70 at the time of this writing), I can see that learning to face those challenges and many others have become the fabric that has allowed me to realize a life of Gratitude, Acceptance for the things I cannot change, Awareness and the gumption to change the things I can, and fill my life with the energy of Kindness, Compassion and Passion for living.
I’m getting to know myself on a Spiritual level, appreciating those people and things that are important to me. Learning how I can contribute to the wellness of others by sharing what I discover is important to me.
I am learning to look forward to the challenges that will become the Stepping Stones to a Miracle Life as I live, learn and share in the present moments of my life.