Good Friday Morning, Friends: My Soul Intention: the choice is yours whether you see potential or a hopeless mess. When you’re thinking and using every situation as a possible stepping stone, you see potential in every step. Knowing that obstacles are meant to slow you down and challenge you to think in a different way helps encourage you to think outward. People who become afraid of trying new things and taking the next step limit themselves and their world begins closing in on them. This causes a sense of doom or gloom about the future because you’re afraid to leave the past. Being in a state of fear going forward or comparing today with the good old days may feel comforting, but it won’t help you move to the next step nor will it help you live a life you love. The world is full of wonder, and the choice to experience it is totally dependent upon your ability to take the next step, leaving the last one behind.