Sometimes plans fall through. Sometimes our lives don’t turn out exactly how we wanted them to. And sometimes the best thing you can do is sit back and enjoy the ride. For some people, taking life one day at a time and relinquishing control is a lot harder than it seems. I think that one of life’s greatest lessons is being able to accept that sometimes, there are greater powers at work. Powers that know exactly why things happen and all we can do is have a little faith that all will turn out well in the end. there’s another difficult concept, faith.
Having faith is something you cannot see or understand is one of the hardest things in the world. For those of us who grew up in religious families, attending Sunday Mass with confession and all, faith is kind of a given. It’s engraved into our psyches since birth, this unyielding feeling that you just have to believe. For others, it can be harder to come by. But for all of us, there’s always that one moment where your faith is tested. Where, for a split second, you wonder if there’s a purpose to all this craziness after all. Some of us waver in our beliefs, while others hope against all odds that their efforts are not in vain.
I happen to be one of those hopefuls. Blame it on my Catholic upbringing or my ability to always bounce back or whatever you want. At the end of the day, I’ve learned to allow things to just happen. To let someone else take the wheel and see where I end up.