Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fate favors the fearless.

Over the past year, things have happened so quickly and so abruptly that hours, days, weeks and months have slipped by in the blink of an eye. Even when everything seems so cut and dried, it rarely is. Especially when you think you've got it all figured out. Families grow, friendships end and new paths are carved from the debris left behind. Like a fire, change happens quickly. Small choices develop into massive decisions that shape the path our lives walk upon. We create more paths than we follow and sometimes life is simply an open field waiting to be trod upon. Even seemingly insignificant ideas can suddenly inflate and grow into possibilities we've only dreamed of; opportunities we have considered behind us can be very real and very relevant. Love changes shape but remains the same while sacrifice takes on a new meaning entirely. We work for what we want, take what we need, give up what is asked to make our dreams come true. I feel as though every day is a new lesson with joyful end. Some days are a challenge. Others are surefire failures. But in my failures I have discovered triumph. I have realized that surface appearances are just that -- surface. Empty, irrelevant and unreliable. People are far more than their pasts indicate or actions determine. I understand that challenges only make life more interesting and life makes people more interesting. Fate favors the fearless. So I am embracing my future with B.V. and running towards the edge of my reality, pushing the line further away with each small choice and every tough lesson. I will adapt and grow. I will befriend those who would rather see me fail. I will give the benefit of the doubt to those who have not earned it. I will be charitable for the sake of charity and smile at strangers... Because I can. Because I am a girl who will defy the boundaries and rules set for her. Because I don't accept no. Because I do things 'the hard way'. Because I like my lessons to stick and my triumphs to reverberate loud and long. Because I not only want glory, but success and truth. I want knowledge and understanding. I want kindness and passion. I want it all and I will have it all. Because I can. And because fate favors the fearless.