I”ve got it! I”ve got the answer to the question that we all ask ourselves when the shit hits the fan. You know what I”m talking about…those days when it seems like nothing you do is ever right, when you”re convinced the entire world is conspiring against you in order for you to finally be able to enter your name in the Guiness Book of World Records…only it”s for having the worst day ever. THAT day! Maybe for some of you THAT day is today…if it is, you”re in luck. Read on…
If you know me, you know at times I can be a pretty deep thinker. You also know at other times you look at me and think people should have a license to raise children. LOL! In any event today is one of my deep thinking days so stay with me here. You”ll get your “Ah-ha” moment soon enough.
I can”t tell you how many times I”ve heard people say “This particular thing going on is so hard” or “What just happened in my life is terrible…” and immediately afterwards I can read the look on their faces. It”s the same look, that”s why the word “look” was singluar. It”s that look of frustration and helplessness. That look of “Ya know what, I”m just done. I”m overwhelmed with this and I”m outa here. Checking out now. Do not pass Go. Do slotmachines not collect $200…just get outa my way.” But I”m here to tell ya, it happens for a reason as does everything in our lives, it”s just harder to see when you”re going through difficult times.
It”s like this…if you”re walking through the woods on a nice clear path and someone doesn”t want you to continue on that path, they throw a big fat log across it. What do you have to do if you want to get out of the woods? You go around the log. You leave the comfort of the known path and you venture into the greenery surrounding the path, only for a little bit though, until you can see the cleared path on the other side of the log…in which case you then get back on the path and keep walking. Right? Life is no different. Sometimes there are “logs” in our path. It”s in the going around the log that we learn the most valuable lessons in life about ourselves, our spouses, our kids…everything! We become someone we never would have had to become had that log not had been there. We CHANGE! We ADAPT! We are forced to think outside the box in order to get back on the path…which is ultimately everyone”s goal in life right? To get back on the path to where we are headed. Sometimes it”s not all about us. Sometimes we have to shut up and listen…listen to others, listen to God, listen to nature with no response at all. Just listen. That”s it. It”s simple…we are the ones who complicate things!
So the next time you come to a life-log, don”t curse it for being there. Embrace it and be thankful for the opportunity to become something better than you were just moments before you encountered it. Life is about choices. Only you can make the positive ones!
- My Rainbow Connection
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