“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.”
~ Robert Downey, Jr.
We all have amazing people in our lives…people who leave their impressions, their words, their essentiality upon us…and never even know what an impact they have made on this one single person. An amazing person once told me “When something comes along in your life…and a decision has to be made…do not wait for the “right time” to come along for things to happen, because the right time will never come. You have to take a step, and then another step…and as you go along…all the wrongs will right themselves along the way.”
As I shared this “advice” today, these words that were impressed upon me so long ago…I realized how much I needed to hear these words again…for myself. I find myself trying to control the uncontrollable, forgive the unforgivable, to find peace in the very things that have broken me; that waiting for these “wrongs” to become right again is what will free me to move forward. But it hasn’t happened…nor will it…as long as I continue to stand still. I failed to listen, and I failed to keep moving forward…but how grateful am I for the one moment that it took one amazing person to fill my heart with these words. I may not have needed them at the time, but I needed them today.
What irony to say the very words to someone you most need to hear yourself.