Accepting Change

 

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”  –Joseph Campbell

I wasn’t familiar with the author Joseph Campbell and I had never heard this quote   until I heard it on an episode of the TV show Criminal Minds.  When I heard the quote, I looked it up and read it.  It was then that my life as I now know it made sense.  I was and am so thankful for the doors God closed (the life I had planned) and the doors He opened (the life that was waiting) for me.  It was I who had to choose to walk through those doors and accept the changes that were to come.

I say this because the life  I was leading and had planned for myself at the age of 42 was totally different life than the life I have now.  It’s funny because the life I have now, despite the MS, is the life I had wanted for myself, but it wasn’t happening.  I was holding on to dreams, people and places that weren’t going to get me to where I needed or wanted to be.  It was only when I let go and trusted God that my life started to change and be what I had wanted and dreamed it to be.

Now I have a wonderful life: a husband I adore and who adores me, great family and friends, two awesome cats, a beautiful home and other incredible things I get to see and do, even with MS.  I couldn’t ask for more.  Is it perfect?  No, nothing is perfect, but it is as close to perfection as I could ever hope or ask for, even with the challenges of MS.

So I ask you,  are you holding on to the life you planned?   Is that life keeping you from the wonderful life and things that are waiting for you?

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