Don't let uncertainty rule your life
Monday, August 19, 2013 5:26 AM
Sometimes you will not be able to see where you are going; every step will seem uncertain. But know that as long as you follow your intuition and take baby steps, your soul's inner GPS will guide you home. You will find that you will be the right person, at the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing, exactly how it's meant to be. Trust your instincts. Living is about learning as you go.
If you simply ignore your feelings and let uncertainty win, you will never know anything for sure, and in many ways this unknowing will be worse than finding out your hunch was wrong. Because if you were wrong, you could make adjustments and carry on with your life without ever looking back and wondering what might have been.
It's true, you have failed and you have been hurt. Perhaps quite a bit. But it's also true that you have loved and been loved. It is true that you have risked and received. That you have grown not just older, but wiser every day. And all of this carries a weight of its own ...a greater weight than any particular failure or wound.
What you need to realize is that we all do things we desperately wish we could undo. These feelings of regret just become part of who we are, along with everything else. To spend time trying to change the past is to waste all of the present and future. Forget the failures of the past and focus on the present opportunities. It's better to have a life full of small failures that you learned from, rather than a lifetime filled with the regrets of never trying.
Mistakes are learning opportunities. It takes failure after failure to create success. Don't spend the rest of your life thinking about why you didn't do what you can do right now.
One day, you will find yourself close to the end, and thinking about the beginning.
TODAY is that beginning. TODAY is life. You've got to live it.
Live for what's right. Live for what you believe in. Live for what's important to you. Live for the people you love, and never forget to tell them how much they mean to you. Realize that today you're lucky because you still have a chance. So stop for a moment and think. Whatever you still need to do, start doing it now. There are only so many todays left.
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Double Tomato Bruschetta
Original recipe makes 12 servings
6 Roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil
3 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup fresh basil, stems removed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 French baguette
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven on broiler setting.
In a large bowl, combine the Roma tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes.
Cut the baguette into 3/4-inch slices. On a baking sheet, arrange the baguette slices in a single layer. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes, until slightly brown.
Divide the tomato mixture evenly over the baguette slices. Top the slices with mozzarella cheese.
Broil for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.