By Melissa Flynn
I was recently reassured in my desire to inspire the masses. I want to inspire people to: Get Up! Get Out! And to Be Productive!
“He owes me for all that I have done through the years…I have no money. He does. So he has all the power.”
This was from a fifty-something-year-old man who is looking to his brother for financial aid.
I have repeatedly tried to sway this individual in his desire to seek aid. I have asked him to look within himself. I have asked him to find his purpose in life—figure out what he aspires to do.
“Try to only reach out to others when you are in dire need. If you regularly ask for help, others are less likely to be willing.”
I told him as I have told my son, over and over. “I will only help those who are trying to help themselves.”
I tried to explain that we are owners of our own fates. This reminds me of one of my favorite poems by William Ernest Henley.
“…It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.”
We all have our trials and hardships, at times. But no matter what, we must learn to refocus, never letting our goals out of sight.
Having this conversation reminded me that I have a lot of work to do. Many people are looking for direction. I want to be a guide to all those that are seeking solutions to all of life’s puzzles. I want people to know that there is hope for us all.
Within my soul, I believe that life is meant to be lived. And we all are here for a purpose. Find yours. And remember not to allow other to take control. It only adds to your sorrow.
As for the earlier mentioned individual, I guess time will tell his fate. But as for me, I’m moving on and trying to make my mother proud.