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Life’s flash cards #1

As my life continues to unfold before me, these are lessons I have learnt and keep learning. The knowledge journey for me does not end and so should yours.

Peace is not the absence of war or strife. It is the stillness of the heart in tumultuous times.

Courage is not the absence of fear it is the overriding desire not to conform to the expectations of your weaknesses.

Strength is not the size of your muscle mass. Its your ability to show your real self without masking your deficiencies.

Wisdom is no longer the result of gray hair. But the result of learning from experiences and making “flash cards” of the lessons so others can learn too.

Obedience is neither servitude nor acting without questioning. It is rather acting based on a conviction that you are free and so have a right to explanations when you are conflicted.

Parenting is not having children. Its being responsible enough to have children and raise them accordingly, to be your lasting legacy for good.

Abortion is not planned parenting. It is murder.

Marriage is not a ceremony. Its a “work in progress”  that lasts a lifetime.

An adolescent is not a rebel. Rather he/she is a person constantly shouting ” I want to find me, please help”.

Success is not an event. It is everyday that you find out you have moved beyond where you were the day before.

Failure is inevitable. Except you want to return to your maker like an unwrapped gift box, you must fail so you can succeed.

The feminine gender does not mean weakness. It means a partaker in creation and a reservoir of strength beyond compare.

Tears do not come from the eyes. They come from the heart when they are genuine.

Life is short. But our ideas and actions are immortal.

Whether because of the “big bang” or creation, we are here to change this world for the better. So why not start with you.

A Journey without a compass

To conclude my week of random ,spontaneous and personally reflective posts.  I was greatly inspired by this from an anonymous father to his 21 year old daughter finding her way in life.

There Is No Map To The Journey Of Life.

There is no book to the journey of life, and the road you are destined be mother or wife, will seem at times to have bedrock of fear but never forget sweat pea, I am always near.

Watch for the souls who like trees root in soil, for fear that their heart is the thing they will spoil. Don’t let them lead you to alleys of dark, where you’ll be forced to protect your light and your heart.

Some live as victors and challenge the past, some never get there and live as a cast. I know of life that the road is not clear, but you have your dad Claire, I am always here.

There is no map to the journey of life, so live to be whole, not just girlfriend or wife. Souls like ours need pasture and plane, and your soul, my love, will be restless, again and again.

As you journey ahead your spirit will speak, it is for home you are heading, it is home that you seek. Where that is only you can find, let your heart lead the way and just follow behind.

While I am out here ahead in some way, I hope the signs I write, you’ll find on your way. Read them and do what you will, at the end of the day it’s your heart to fulfill.

If there was a book to the journey of life, yours would be bound with the pain of my strife. It would heal and protect and ease your pain, and help you find your feet again.

The words would be written with the depth of my love and never forget I am with you, be it on earth or above.

Dad xx