I wrote to Bella about the above quote from Aldous Huxley. I explained that although I have always loved this quote, I used to struggle with the “changing oneself”… but now I wholly believe in it. To change is to grow! It is not to assimilate or be weak. I had to learn to change to make myself a better person for this world.
Dearest Bella responded, “Wonderful, the best life lesson.”
Thank you, Bella. Your response somehow allowed me to encompass my hopes and dreams into a new cemented reality not only for my chronic illness world. I can fit into a real life that I face with all its complications and all its heartaches. The ups, the downs, and the unfairs! The winding roads, the detours, and the defeats.
Plans have a way of falling apart, never coming together as expected. I can learn to endure, I can learn to be ready. I can hold my head up and walk in grace. And. The most beautiful part … I will hold out my hands and those who grasp them I will welcome, and we will walk forward together.