Saturday, February 23, 2013

Life is hard, then you fly.

My sister is flying to Australia. She is going there to visit another sister and be a tourist. She has been looking forward to this for a long time. Hours before her flight was supposed to leave, she found out it was cancelled and she would have to take a flight leaving 22 hours later.
I am glad I was not in the room with her when she got that news.
She somehow survived that delay. She sent out a photo to us when she did finally board her flight to Australia. Needless to say, she was thrilled to be on her way.
I sent her the message..."Life is hard, then you fly".
This blog, and that message is really for some people I love who are going through tough times. And for me.
It is not easy when things (relationships, jobs, school, faith journeys, health, missions, plans, family, life) do not go the way you hoped or expected.
It takes courage to recognize when you need to let go of what is not working, and move forward to a different life that you will create in a new way, in each moment.
And it's hard. You know the law of inertia. There are plenty of forces that will try to keep you from changing direction. Bullying does not just occur in schoolyards and Jr. High hallways. There are those who only want you to look back, who want you to think that is the best you will have, who don't want you to see yourself as more than what you have been for a while. Not stronger, or more brilliant, or more loved, or more creative, or more courageous.
But you are more. And you have many more people who will remind you of that.
Please turn to them when life is hard.
I promise, your flight will come.