“You never know what you’re gonna get.” Forrest Gump
“Trick or Treat!” The phrase that each child of mine would try to remember to say as they stood at each doorway with puppy dog eyes wanting their next great surprise! Each doorway presented an anticipation of, “What will they give us?” Then as they turned and walked away from each house it was the brief description of what “free” candy they were just given:
“Yes! A full size sour patch.”
“Yes! She gave me, like, 3 pieces! Score!”
Or, “Yuck, (under their breath) I’m not sure what it was but you can have it (speaking to me).”
However, my kids did open their comments up to more than just focusing on the candy, which did break up the monotony.
I heard some:
“They were nice.” Referring to the sweet couple that tried to guess who my kids were dressed as.
“They had a cute dog.”
“They ran out of candy.”
“They were drinking.”
“They scared me.” Referring to the homeowners who were dressed up in scary costumes ready to entertain any recipients of their free candy.
“That house is nice,” literally, referring to the nice style of the home.
The ongoing assessment of each stop kept the night going for 3 hours and ½ a pillow case full of candy later. Yes, this year they all upped their game to pillowcases instead of Halloween bags. After the joy of a nice evening collecting free candy! Then came the serious stuff of trading. “Who wants…., going once, going twice, going, going, gone to mom.” Yes, if no one wanted to trade for the current offering, then the default winner was mom’s pile. And well, in the end, I did have my own bag full!
Like a box of chocolates, you never know what you get until you dive into a bag of random rejected candy that your kids dump on you at Halloween. Life is very similar in the fact that once you have entered this world, you have no road map in your hand telling you what you signed up for. You will have random situations and challenges come your way and you are to handle each one with all your attention and find the best moral path through each challenge.
The Life Path that you decided on with God has basic elements such as “I will be married twice, I will have 2 kids, I will live in three different homes, etc. etc. “ Ultimately, though, you decide daily what your life will be, it is truly ever changing based on your decisions you make every moment.
You will have the yucky challenges, like a bad chocolate, that you just want to spit out. For instance, you might have tried and tried to make a situation or a relationship work and then finally there just comes the time when you have to give up, realizing that to be able to move forward getting rid of the situation or person in your life is the only option. And that is not a bad thing. Accepting what you cannot change is difficult but necessary.
At the same time, we do still reach for and recognize the good chocolates in life, those moments and people that just put a smile on our faces and make the negativity of daily life bearable.
It is wonderful that we often strive for those moments. God’s will for us is that we maintain the ability to approach life with positivity through all situations and look for the highest good.
This amazing planet, Earth, is not a perfect world. It is an experiment in the use of negativity to help expand our growth. Negativity creates unique challenges and you have signed up to be a part of this grand experiment. You are an Angel with courage and strength to want to battle this unseen element. You should be proud of yourself for getting through the daily life on Earth.
Know that God only wants the best for you. Suffering for God is not his goal! His goal is to learn from us amazing brave Angels how to overcome challenges, to share love beyond boundaries, and for us to be angelic leaders on how to manage the negative. Yes, he knows all, but still continues to learn from his children, as we learn from ours, by seeing how each Angel handles each situation differently. It’s constant (life) learning.
We have each signed up for different challenges in our lives. The goal is to get through each challenge as best you can with your morals intact and the ability to say, you came, you worked hard, you survived, and you went home proud of the job you did.
We are all different in how we handle the same challenges, therefore we can relate to each other on the circumstances but in the end God feels, understands and sees how we each add our own unique touch to each challenge. So every individual soul is important!!!
So be proud of the pieces you bring to this game. Stand strong knowing you are important to this world. You are important to God and a future that will benefit from your courage!
Much Love and Uniqueness.