Another year is upon us and I believe it to be a blessing to me for the simple fact that I am alive. The opportunity to experience this gift of life continues. When I look back on my journey it amazes me to see the things that I’ve done, shared, and triumphed over. I refuse to give credence to difficulties, as they are now a part of history not my present or future. Instead of burdening my mind with negative situations of the past I focus on my faith, strength and ability to combat and overcome everything that has challenged me. Yes, I say overcome because I have.

My life story is one that many deem unimaginable yet I have moved through and far past it. The horrors I was plagued with did not define me as a person yet, they strengthened me as a woman. Years later, as things began to show promise I found out that while I was raising my two beautiful children, I had multiple brain aneurysms that threatened my very existence. I had to make a choice to trust God and have the surgery or live in fear dragging my children through the emotional journey. I trusted God and had the surgery without an ounce of fear and only telling a handful of people. The reason being is I love who I am and how I’ve lived. Sure, I’ve made mistakes but I’ve asked God for forgiveness and given it as well. I live in Gods light, not my own, and if by chance it was my time, I had nothing to fear. I would have left a trail of love, inspiration, and memories that would not die.

This year I am going to continue to live in faith. I am going to remain fearless as God is always with me. I am going to continue to love and not worry about being loved as it comes naturally when you love from the depths of your heart. I am going to leave an imprint that will change lives. I am going to tell you I love you and mean it, as I want you to know that you are loved and not alone. I am going to advise you to embrace life and its lessons and go get it instead of waiting for life to conquer you. Live this year and begin in faith and clean your slate by asking God for forgiveness and forgiving those that hurt you. Dare to be your best and give your best to all!

Happy New Year!

Marala Scott

9 thoughts on “Each Year Brings Wisdom and Strength From Your Past Experiences

  1. Stephanie,

    You are so very welcome. I appreciate you taking time to read my post. Although I share them, they are constant reminders to me of the blessing I am given each day. Share your inspiration with passion! Please visit again. xo

  2. Thank you for sharing this! I think today I was definitely meant to see it, it served as a reminder for me to be grateful for the gift of today and remember that tomorrow is never promised. I will spend the rest of my day thankful, faithful, and joyful, thank-you for the reminder. You are truly an inspiration. God bless.

  3. Marala – Thank you for sharing your challenges. It’s inspiring to me to see how you and many other have overcome adversity and come through with flying colors.

    I feel 2012 was a year of transition for me. I like what you said:
    “I am going to advise you to embrace life and its lessons and go get it instead of waiting for life to conquer you.” and “Dare to be your best and give your best to all!”
    It speaks to me.

    Wishing you much success and happiness this New Year! God Bless.

  4. Hey, I just wanted to say that your last 3 articles were so heart-felt and beautiful. Your words are a gift…God bless you.

  5. Thank you for taking time to read this article Casey. I wanted to share a part of me that few people are aware of in order to show that each new year makes us stronger, wiser and closer to God. xo

  6. I LOVE the article. Marala, you have such incredible strength and I admire you and the messages you share. Its so beautiful and inspiring….

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