These past few days had been a refreshing cleanse. We live, we learn, we grow. You learn who your friends are in crisis, and who is your enemy. Morals, values, and even lies become hauntingly clear in all.
Friends push the other to strive to be a better person. Rick, my hubby reminded me of this fact last night. We went back to 1989, High School. He was already out of High School, and I wanted to drop out and hang with him all day. I was 17.
He took a look at me, told me I didn't have a choice, and he wouldn't have it. Then drove my dumb ass to school every day. At the time, I was trying to figure out why he didn't want me to hang with him all day. Looking back, ahem, 20 years later, I see a young person, who loved me, and wanted me to succeed, rather than fail. That's love.
I push my daughter way too hard. I wanted to raise her in a way that she didn't fall to the same mistakes. But by doing that, by the time she turned 18, she wanted freedom like a drug. I never even asked her what she wanted. I told her what she needed. I didn't allow for her to even have a say. That was wrong of me.
Being on the right path, is not about certainty, I learned. Cause and effect is more like it! We make choices, we start walking on a path, and it looks, feels, tastes right, or not. If you started a path, and it ends, or doesn't feel right, BACK UP! CHANGE DIRECTION.
There are angels in this world. I won't share her name yet, til I ask her permission. But without her, and many others, a path choice could have gone deadly wrong. And JMT grabbed everyone, and backed us out of the "No Outlet" road. Cause sometimes, even we can't see the path end. It's okay to take guidance from others. People on the outside have an aerial view of the path! And you never know if there is a bridge ahead, or not!
SO DARN HAPPY TODAY!
Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.