I have lived a tough life. Not a rough life. To me a rough life is someone who has partied hard, used drugs, drank a lot of alcohol, been in jail or maybe even homeless: that's rough. Although I haven't been down those roads I have lived a tough life. Being a mom at the age of 15, getting married and divorced at a young age, raising a child with disabilities by myself. These are tough things for me, even though some of them I brought on myself.
Throughout the past couple of years my family has had our ups and downs. When Gab's disabilities took an unexpected turn things got even harder. Our lives have been like a roller coaster ride. Not just mine but all three of the kids' lives as well.
In the past week my life has made even more drastic changes. Have you ever woke up at the end of the week and wondered what the hell just happened? Or where the week just went?
That's where I've been this week. My sister was talking to me about her life the other day and asked me if I believed we all have a path laid out for us and therefore everything happens for a reason to lead us to our destiny. My immediate answer was NO
. Is that sad?
That lead me to start thinking and explaining my views on Karma, Fate and Faith
and whether or not I thought they were different.
I've always said I was a strong believer in Karma. I believe that when you do good or try your hardest to go out of your way to be kind to others or even work hard, that it will pay off. I also don't believe in revenge in any form because I believe karma will come around for the people who are not so good as well. I'm not saying that the bad karma is fun but I'll be the first to admit when I probably deserved some of it. Heck if I get pulled over and given a speeding ticket, I curse about it afterwards but I know that I got away with speeding all the other months of the year so truth be told I deserved getting it on more levels than just that one incident.
Fate... well now that's another story and to me some what difficult to explain my views on. Without contradicting myself and ....
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