It is said that life is a gift not a choice, but what you chose to do in life is the best gift all because you choose it.
Do you remember the feeling of getting an unexpected present? I do and it was exciting even if I had no clue of its content. It is precisely that excitement and expectation that made it so thrilling. Yes, sometimes the content inside the box wasn't at all well received but I always tried to make the best out of it thinking outside the box. An unwanted doll, I didn't like dolls at all, turned into add on decor for my slide in the yard. Pink plates would become picture frames or drawing boards and a pair of black patent leather shoes would end up miraculously as planters. With time this habit would come handy with life itself.
Truth is that life is in fact like unwrapping a gift. We never know what we would find inside the package but we always need to be prepared either to accept it and enjoy it or transform it into something that we would eventually cherish. And so I learned that behind every weakness there is the potential of strength, behind every mistake a lesson that must be learned, and behind every precious gift the possibility to make it bigger and better for your own growth. It’s all about the right attitude and expressing your power to transform and re-building what you have been given.
As we begin a new week, think about those gifts you left unwrapped, the ones you opened but never used, and the ones you opened but haven’t transformed into what your dream gift truly is!