Blessings & Curses

When we become aware of the beauty that surrounds us, we become appreciative of the blessings and curses that have led us here.

Every blessing includes a curse and every curse includes a blessing. It’s our responsibility and purpose to discover these blessings and curses in our lives, and apply them towards our growth, healing, and philosophies.

Through every bad thing that has happened in my life, I have learned deep, powerful lessons that I wouldn’t had ever been able to learn otherwise. I learned how tough I am, through late night emergencies, loss of loved ones, the fear of losing my livelihood and the redevelopment of new friends.

I’ve learned through these bad experiences, who I am and what my potential is. I have learned what emotions are mine, and what emotions I am carrying for someone else. I’ve learned how to think and communicate with an open mind, and more importantly, I have learned how to express my anger in a healthy way.

If we had the power to see into the future and alter our paths, most individuals would remove the obstacles, painful experiences, and shortfalls that fate has in store for each and every one of us. But in doing so, we would also remove far more blessings than we are able to understand.

God gifts us our blessings, and he gifts us our curses.

I miss this place. I miss having my horses feet from where I laid my head to rest every night, and I miss the quiet and peace the countryside presents to us. I miss my barn, my garden, my kitchen and my room.

I miss almost everything about this home, but I don’t long for it. I don’t wish myself back there or to have those things again until the time is right in my journey.

Focus on the present. Do not focus on your past, nor your future. You don’t live there. But even as I miss my country home, I am reminded the blessings and challenges I am presented with today are here to help me grow, evolve and appreciate every aspect of life. Especially the ones we don’t like!

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Victoria Dellapaolera

Victoria is a Christian minister practicing spiritual healing and development in Williston, North Dakota. Victoria has worked with horses her entire life, and has learned many of her healing techniques from the horses.

She graduated from West Virginia University in 2020 Magna Cum Laude with a bachelors degree in Human Services and Sports and Exercise Psychology; gaining her associates degree in Farm and Ranch Management and Equitation from Dawson Community College in Glendive, Montana in 2012.

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