Inspirational Words

Lots of times people approach me and say “I don’t know how you do it” and my answer is always “I don’t know how I don’t”. Having trials and tribulations is a part of life.

Recently my friend Lisa suggested a new author to me, Echo Bodine. I am really enjoying her words of wisdom and thought I would share a piece of her book, Echoes of the Soul: Moving Beyond the Light, that really resonated with me last night.

Here’s an important thing to realize: We are not meant to float through life as victims of our circumstances. We have a great deal to do with our lives and how they turn out, how we turn out. We can make the most of life, and even enjoy it, or we can fight it and focus on how awful it is. There are choices to be made every day as to how we are going to perceive and live our lives. We are not here by accident, and there are no coincidences.

So, how do I choose to perceive my life? Well, I know there is a reason my family has the trials we have and I just continue to trust and have faith….

What about you?


  1. I love her insight. So glad you shared it. Kind of like, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” but much more eloquent.

    Admittedly, I have days, like today in fact, when I feel sorry for myself and shed a few tears. But then I shake it off and remind myself of all the blessings in my life too. I think of those whose struggles make mine look like teeny-tiny potatoes and I remember that God is in charge and I don’t know the plans he has for me and my family in the future. Keeping my perception in check and enjoying life instead of indulging in the occasional pity-party does go a long way.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yes, that speaks to me as well. I have had my share of downs too and, when I look back, I can see how the pain made me stronger, more focused and brought me closer to the real me. I can't say that I look forward to a trial but, I can say that I am not as afraid…

  3. I keep deleting & rewriting this comment. It just won't behave and come out right.

    My trials & tribulations are just my path to walk. But that's living isn't it?

    We all find our inspirations in many places. You are one of mine. ((hug))

  4. Thanks. And the same goes for you. Looking forward to catching up soon and really getting to talk!