“Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is.”

“Life is not the way it’s supposed to be.  It’s the way it is.  The way you deal with it is what makes the difference.”  —  Virginia Satir

Just the other day, I had chatted on the phone with Jodi’s friend, Emily.  It was a wonderful and lively conversation that reunited our connection — in some ways more like girlfriends.  

I was struck by the essence of time as it had been seven years since Jodi’s diagnosis.  It was during our phone call that we both felt the paradox of time — you know what I mean.  

“When I think about these past seven years,” said Emily — “there’s been so many changes like college, moving to NYC, three years of a career, friends, relationship commitments, travel and more.”  “And yet Jodi had only 18 months  .  .  . and so much had happened in so very little time.”

Later that night, I thought about Emily’s insight and perspective on time.  Seven years ago, I had done some research on Lance Armstrong.  I remember he wrote that cancer was the best experience in his life.  He had found a new perspective on life, new relationships with family and friends and developed a foundation of cancer survivors.  

I had asked in the past and even now, is this life experience pointing us to commit our life’s purpose for a greater good?   What are your thoughts?

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Filed under Letters to Jodi, Life Coaching, Loss of a Child, Peg Calvario's Blog, Quotations

3 responses to ““Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is.”

  1. Peg, your blog posts always move me. Yes, I do believe that if we are conscious, aware and want to give tribute to those that matter, we do allow lifes challanges and experiences to guide us to a greater purpose that matters. Just as Jodi has done for you…. you are up to big big things lately.

    • Peg Calvario

      Lorin, thank you for your powerful comment. I also believe that once we become conscious, aware and want to give, then the HOW to do so with choice can move us. — Peg

  2. Laura Spencer

    Absolutely for the better good! I pray I find my role in it.

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