There are many milestones that mark a person’s life, some are happy and some are not. To realize that we are an amalgam of all of life’s experiences is to embrace that life is not a bowl of cherries. Life, it turns out is often at its most important when we are letting go. Sure the good times are special and help in determining who we are…but the difficult time are there to prove who we have become.
Now I know that everyone handles the good and the bad in different ways. We are all individuals who help to shape the world around us and make it more interesting. If we were all to live within our “Strawberry Fields Forever,” we would never get the chance to make the mistakes, the lessons in life that we learn from. Perhaps we would not be able to love to the fullest because we had not experienced loss. Would we be able to enjoy the highs if we had not lived through the lows?
Grab hold of all the moments that you have, experience them to the fullest, grow and give of yourself to those you love. We have such a short time together, experience with an open heart and remember that we are all just human, no one is perfect. Make sure that you take a firm hold of your life, be in charge of your feelings, and always put yourself in someone elses shoes before you decide how to feel about them.
So living in “Strawberry Fields” might be nice and nostalgic, it does not represent what our experience is supposed to be. Like the saying goes “It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.” Live in the moment, let life sweep you away on this journey of highs, middles, and lows. Ride that big mother of a wave like it is the best one of the set and don’t look back to see what is coming…just go for it!
Have a ROCKIN’ day, Mama
Today in ROCK history: 1967 – The Beatles release “Strawberry Fields Forever.”