2012 is about to end and we are still here. I am not surprised. Even with all the uncertainty of the day, I can't help but remain enthusiastic. I feel like I am exactly where I am meant to be. Following an idea I picked up from new age books, I often wonder if, before we were born, we scripted every detail of our lives as maps for personal advancement, and that our challenges are critical to reaching our highest potential. Sometimes when we are despairing, the benefits can be so difficult to see. Yet each struggle has changed me; they offered the painful power of perspective.
I guess my pre-life self was ambitious.
I pray that every person facing despair will find moments of solace, will embrace and rejoice in them, and take the small truths they offer. Often these small mental movements hold the answers we crave.