The streets are cold with whipping whirls of tormenting rain brushes up against your face. The bitter winds rush across your eyes, glazing them over with chills of fuzzy vision. You wonder how you got into this awful situation to begin with, and as you begin to wonder, your mind traces back over the memories of yesterday's haunting past.
The most courageous action that any of us can take during the cold and bitter winds is to use the past and its gripping frost that peels life away from us. When the autumn winds of change blow across the leaves beneath the giant oak trees and from a distance, you feel the sense of nostalgic emotion, an opportunity is birthed and builds.
Regardless of the torments of the yesterday's damage, we can arise in the morning and capture the glimpse of a glorious sunrise.
We cannot allow the violence of others to define our character nor to navigate to our destiny. The acts of violence that threw us into the gutter of the road are not the end, rather the beginning of development of character to give us the strength to rise today. Tragically the acts of violate tragedy did occur, and now is the moment we choose to what we will do with our lives.
The somewhat odd sensation of something lingering around in our souls at Autumn season is one that harbours around the awareness of the bitter winter coming to reside for the upcoming months. Perhaps its our innate passion to start looking for acorns and rattle them down into our burrows for the winter months. Whatever it is, I remember the sense, and even living in Perú, South America, where seasons are quite different, I still am in awe over the same sentimental feeling that I've got to do something, or that something is to be grasped out among the rippling tides of the wide ocean blue. I am not a squirrel, nor any other type of creature that looks to harbor food for long months of winter, yet, a sense of preparation before the cold.
We must choose to rise up out of our morning to embrace the day ahead with a great awareness and understanding that majestic and life changing experiences are in store for us today. Let's choose today to live. Guess what? The most exciting part of all of this, is that within hours, days, and perhaps even a year, you shall look behind you and remember today as not a day of sorrow, grief, or pain, yet you shall remember today as the day when the beginning of a marvelous life change began to rise up to bring glorious colors to your journey.
" I will live... until I die..."