This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
By: Timothy A. Valentine
When you look at the turbulent times, darkest moments and uncertain situations in your life until this very moment, you should be encouraged. No matter how unfortunate, difficult and trying life has been for you, take a moment of peace to reflect on this reality. If you’ve made it this far, consider how much further you can go and/or endure? Sometimes you may have to encourage yourself, but I urge you to try you best and not give up. This year has been fast pace and challenging. It has also been a transformative year as well for me. My experience has been to make the thoughts, ideas and suggestions into words of reality. OK, to put it in a less expressively opulent way, I had to practice what I preached. If you only knew… I enjoy poetry, metaphors and parables because sometimes they help me express a point or message I would like to covey in a more symbolic, expressive or relatable way. So just bare with me and hopefully you’ll get the point I’m trying to make. During our days that we find ourselves in life’s valleys, the issues, situations, responsibilities and crisis are raining down on us like a severe thunderstorm; we should learn to fly like an eagle. In time of storm the eagle goes up to the highest peak. And according to ornithologists, the eagle can have a wingspan ranging from 6 to 9 feet. When the wind begins to blow and the storm begins to rage, the eagle simple flies above it. They stop running from the storm, but instead spreads its wings and soar into and above it. Many times we simply do not harness patience enough in time of the storm to spread our wings to soar above it. Stop running from your fears, but harness the courage to face your storms. Life can be difficult, but you can fly like an eagle above the storms of life. Spread your wings and go into the storm that you may reach the highest peak. People will talk about you, but let their hot air be the wind that carries you above the clouds of self-consciousness, thunder of apprehensiveness and storm of issues with selfesteem was the time someone took to simply offer me kind words of encouragement.
I’m not trying to be biblical, but the power of life and death truly are in the power of the tongue. You can kill someone with your words or you can breathe life into them with your words. Let your words be sincere. If the words you speak are dead, then bury them along with the attitude and perceptions that rides with them into the rich soil of life. When you can give someone a kind word or song that makes them smile, then your living is not in vain. You give, not lend. Your words should never become a debt or weight in a person’s life, but like the person who stops to help you up when you’re down. WOW! I guess this was a year that I decided to stop being afraid and refused fear and took the step forward so that I can at least say that I made the attempt to fly like an eagle. Stop being afraid of whatever it is that you know is holding you back. Move Forward.