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How to Start Over When Things Fall Apart

“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” – Guy Finley

Sometimes life doesn’t work out the way you had hoped. No matter how much you plan, prepare or pray, the unexpected can strike – and strike hard.

When then happens you have two choices:
1. You can give in and give up, or
2. You can pick yourself up and start over.

Life doesn’t come with a guarantee, but it does come with this promise: When things fall apart you can take comfort in knowing there’s a plan for your life greater than you can imagine.

Allow this promise to fill you up with love, faith and hope. And allow this promise to give you the strength to start over when things fall apart. Here’s what I do when the unexpected strikes…

… look into the eyes of my children and seeing love looking back at me.
… feel my wife’s gentle touch and allowing it to tell me I will never be alone and I will always be loved.
… know there is art in me; and it is beautiful.
… tell myself everything will be alright.
… remember it’s never too late to start over.
… hear the truth – a truth that tells me I am enough because God says I am enough.
… understand batting slumps don’t last forever.
… write these words across my heart: I am a secure, confident, self-loving man.
… save some Grace for myself.
… watch the sunrise and knowing Life, our guest, is on its way.
… keep my eyes wide open to what He is going to do next.
… see what’s good in me.
… smile, laugh, and not taking myself too seriously.
… appreciate the good times and not over thinking the bad.
… listen to my inner voice and doing what it’s telling me to do.
… allow good things to happen.
… acknowledge what’s true; what’s a lie; and what needs to be changed.
… dream anything I want.
… need little and wanting exactly what I have.
… learn to erase the voice that tells me I will never win.
… realize my heart’s true desire is happiness.

About Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He writes about inspiring things at The BridgeMaker.
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