The Whole Picture



Tomorrow's my birthday and truthfully I wish I was spending it with someone special, only one person could fulfill that wish and he's too far away... for now...  Most people don't like their birthdays as it means we're getting older.  I actually have started enjoying mine more as each year reminds me of how important and fleeting life is, it makes me sit back, reflect and appreciate where I'm at in my life.

I've come so far, much further than I ever though I could.  Which makes me know that anything and I do mean anything is possible.  If I can overcome all the negative thing in my past (and there have been many things), anything is possible.  I don't say that easily, I know there are many people who have had to and are now dealing with things that seem unbearable.  I'm not making light of those things.

I'm just saying that life has thrown me some major curves, the kind that would break most people, life can bend me and twist me but it'll never break me. Everyone says I'm strong, especially my David and although sometimes I don't want to be strong, I'm ultimately grateful that I am. 

There has to come a time in everyone's life when we decide that no matter what happens, we're not giving up.  That time for me is now, I see the big picture, not the small one that is here right now.  The long term big picture where life is sweeter than anything I've ever dreamed.   It's available to all of us, we just have to believe and hold on because life is meant to enjoy and have joy.

 I had another set back tonight, I could have literally fallen apart but nothing is written in stone, things could change, the future hasn't been written yet. I refuse to allow myself to be sad just because life throws me a curve.  I won't just survive this, I will thrive and become stronger.

At this rate, with all my set backs, disappointments... I should be the strongest person ever.  All I can say is wow... one day I will look back on all of this and smile... there is a reason.   I even think I know the reason, which makes this set back easier... not simple, just easier.  I can see the whole picture, which makes it easier to stay on track and not let go... just because.....


"Everything you want, also wants you" ~ Jack Canfield 

26 comments :

  1. I know tomorrow I won't have internet access as I'll be on a day at sea so I don't want to miss the opportunity to wish you the greatest birthday, even if it's without your special one. I'm sure you are and will be in his heart forever, even if you are apart. Have a lovely party and hope you get lots of nice presents :)

    Many hugs and a million kisses :)

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  2. Thank you Petro, I know that I'll always be in Davids heart:). I plan to have a really nice me day tomorrow;)

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  3. Thank you so much for yor comments! Im always waiting just to hear you opinnion they are always so smart and helpfull. I hope you will be having an AMAZING birthday! And I think you're NOW the most stronger person I know you should stop thinking that 'You should be the strongest' because for me YOU ARE!

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  4. Launna, be happy indeed.
    Live it up every day and enjoy the day tomorrow, after all it is your day.
    congratulations in advance. ;))

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  5. Thank you Marta, you are one of my favorite bloggers, I love how honest and open you are, keep being you;)

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  6. Awe Jaqueline, you always say the nicest things to me, you were there in the beginning when I was trying to get my blog out there, I will always remember that you always tried to help me;)

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  7. Beautiful and strong Launna, I wish Happyyyyyyyy Birthday for tomorrow...You already have many new friends through your blog...People love reading you because your voice is honest and strong. We are all facing problems...and try our best to defeat them :). So, you see, you are not alone. Kisses. I want photos of the cake..hopefully.

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  8. Thank you Petronela, I really appreciate all the kind words you say. It means so much to me:)

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  9. Happy Birthday, Launna! i agree with tou, it´s a great occasion to celebrate. Congratulations also for your succes at your exam.
    Thanks for your visits and comments in my blog. I feel happy that you like my post and photos and that from so far away you can enjoy the images of Spain and Europe.
    Have a very nice day!
    ¡FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS!

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  10. Thank you Armando, that is so sweet of you, Spain looks so beautiful from your pictures:)

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    hope you had an amazing one and may many more to come
    X)

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  12. Ooh THANKS Honey :*
    Yeah, I think that's a amazing idee for David! :)

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  13. Thanks for commenting Sunny, it is a good idea for him:)

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  14. Happy birthday! I hope you enjoy your day today. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. :)

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  15. Happy birthday! I hope that you enjoy today.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  16. Happy Birthday Launna! I hope you are having a special day even though it is not quite how you would like your day to be. Seeing the bigger picture is such a gift Launna and helps us to hold on and keep going and even find joy in the sad moments/times.
    (One day I will indeed give you my name. I blog behind the blog title as not all those close to me know my story. One day I hope to be brave enough to share it openly.)

    Have a good day :-)

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  17. Happy Birthday Launna,

    I admire your positive attitude even when things are set to try us. I hope that before long as you said you'll look back with a smile and understand why what you're dealing with at the moment is taking place.

    Keep your head up and keep smiling,
    Best wishes on this special day and every one after it.

    Kooky.

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  18. Thank you Gina, I had a wonderful birthday:)

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  19. Thank you behind the smile, I try to see the bigger picture, it makes handling life a lot easier. Thank you for the birthday wish:)

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  20. Thank you Kooky, I really appreciate the thoughts and wishes.

    Launna

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  21. oh Launna.. you are so strong :)

    Everything you write... well, there it is!!! ;)you see, you touch my heart and give me also more power.. life is´nt so easy always...

    Big, big hugs :)

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  22. Life is not easy Maarit, it's even harder when you know what you're supposed to do and you have to wait on other people. Than you so much for posting:)

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  23. Sorry its belated but happy birthday! Its nice to look back and reflect on all the good things that can come out of struggles. As we get older the birthdays just seem to come much quicker!

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  24. Thank you Jenn, the birthdays do come quicker, makes me enjoy them more... I try to love the age I am at right now and not worry about the age I am going to be;)

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