Wayne Dyer passed away Saturday so I thought one of his quotes would be appropriate for this week’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday. I greatly admired him and his wise philosophy on life. He had a very rough childhood but instead of wallowing, he changed his thinking and his life. Not only his own life, however, but millions of others by writing many books and through his speaking engagements.
This quote is very much my way of thinking. Life is often unfair and when tragedy happens we have two choices. We can completely fall apart and live the rest of our lives in misery or we can accept that it was meant to happen in order to propel us on to a happy and fulfilled life.
After my daughter, Justine, was killed in a car accident last year, I could have just checked out of life. It could have made me believe that life was cruel and nasty. I chose instead to take comfort in the fact that “everything happens for a reason” and try to find the meaning in her death. Thinking of her happy and content brings peace and joy into my life.
I’m finished the first draft of the book I am writing about her life. She had Bipolar disorder and I’m hoping in some small way to bring mental illness out of the shadows. My book is called, “Not My Story To Tell”.