Good afternoon, I hope this week treats you as you deserve to be treated; Incredibly. I’ve been personally, as well as seeing others around me, having a tough time “Seeing the forest from the trees” as they say. This is much harder than it sounds and I know that, but it’s something that needs to be worked on and ultimately accomplished. Too often people are caught up in the minutia of the here and now, feeling as though the future needs to become a known entity versus the beautiful unknown that it’s meant to be. We all have ideas of how we want our future to look, or who we want to be with, or what we want to be doing. But the truth of the matter is that there is just no way to tell. There is no way to truly KNOW. Often times we make decisions or choices to steer the course of the future to an intended direction. If it’s meant to be, it will be. I will repeat due to the gravity of those words: If it’s meant to be, it WILL be. There is nothing you can do to positively or negatively affect the outcome of that situation, it will simply, be. This is important to remember, because I’ve seen, and been privy to myself, people making decisions as to not get hurt themselves, or to hurt others. This is a sane, logical and well-thought out decision making process. It’s still wrong however. Life is lived through chances. Life is lived and defined by the choices, decision and mistakes that we all make. To deprive one’s self of those choices and possibilities is to deprive one of life itself. Yes, your decisions at times will impact others. And yes, your decisions at times will hurt people you care about or love. Don’t make the decisions with that intent, but understand that it’s a possibility. This should NOT affect your decision. Make the right decision for YOU. If someone truly loves you and cares about you, they will be there to support, love and care about you regardless. But to limit the potential of your future, and your future with others, because of fear of hurt, or sadness, or making a mistake, you are GUARANTEEING that you’re making one. Love the life you have. Build yourself to be better every day. Take chances. Own the mistakes. Cherish the good times. And never, EVER be afraid to fail. Fate, Destiny and Karma will always prevail, and there’s nothing you can do to alter their course. Just be the best you that you can be, and the best of life will take root in your heart and mind. Allow the seedlings of a positive existence to sprout and you’ll be blessed in all that you do. Don’t close doors. Don’t burn bridges. Control what you can control and let the future unveil the rest for you. Hurt, pain and sadness are temporary. Regret lasts forever. Live today. Regret nothing. Love yourself. And as always, Much Love, Smile On.