"Being mistreated is the most important condition of mortality"

“Being mistreated is the most important condition of mortality. For eternity itself depends on how we view those who mistreat us.”

Over the last several months I’ve been overwhelmed with opportunities to decide how I will view those who mistreat me. I suppose it is human nature to feel self pity, so keeping that in mind I’m probably not as picked on as sometimes I may think 🙂 Life certainly isn’t easy and I don’t think it was intended to be that way. We are given experiences, trials and challenges that are specifically tailored to our circumstances. I think it’s what we do with those events that defines what type of person we are. Will we be someone who at the door of adversity shrinks and willfully submits to the “easy” way out? Or will be be someone who rises to our “true colors” and overcomes such an event?

I have recently been reminded of the importance in accepting life’s challenges and learning from them. To accept being mistreated as a condition of mortality. To accept that sometimes adversity is what is best for us. It has always been my belief that in a human life there are times and seasons. People, circumstances and feelings may come when we need them and leave when we don’t.

Melissa Etherige said “Love is what you get, when Love is what you speak”. I believe that. Being mistreated is as much a part of life as birth and death. It is going to happen. I’ve learned that when we speak with Love as our intent, even to those who mistreat us, Love will be the end result, somehow or someway. Blessid Union of Souls would suggest that “Love is the answer” and it most certainly will “find a way”. I tend to agree with them. I hope we can all do a little better at speaking a little more love. I know I’ve got some room for improvement.

On another note… I’m working at Portneuf Medical Center, in the Emergency Room. I’m doing the same types of things I do on the ambulance, but I make better money. So thats GOOD. I’m trying to decide where and what I’m going to School For. Top on the list now is BYU-Idaho and ISU. I think I will study Para-medicine first then try to find a bridge program for Paramedic to RN. So we’ll see what happens. I know my mind changes as often as the direction of the wind 🙂 Thanks friends!

P.S. Find joy in your journey

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