I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately and it seems life is giving me the opportunity to think more about it than I really care too… thanks life! (that’s sarcasm btw)
Right now my bike should look like this…
…but is doesn’t.
Right now I should be in Coeur d ‘Alene Idaho getting ready to launch my long awaited trip to Alaska but instead I’m sulking in Houston watching a downpour… about the 20th downpour this week I think. I’ve lost count and I suppose it really doesn’t matter.
At this point I have a choice. I can choose to pout about the fact I’m watching it rain in Texas or I can choose to be thankful for the new home I have to live in (the main reason for canceling the trip) but I’m struggling with it.
You see, I want it all really… I want all the good stuff withOUT the bad stuff. Now, before you judge me I already know that you want that too. I mean WHO in their right mind sits back and goes “Lord, make life hard on me so I can learn some really important lessons and gain a really good perspective on life.” Exactly.
For far too long I’ve let circumstances (or others) control what I do, the way I feel, and my perspective on life and I’m trying to change that… lately I’ve been learning that I have a CHOICE to make in every good (or bad) situation… and MY choice is the only thing that can determine MY perspective and many times the actual outcome. Certainly it decides if I live in peace or stress.
Today I’m CHOOSING to find all the good in the difficult circumstances and doing my best to keep things in perspective… and live at peace. Without stress.
- I’m healthy.
- I’m not starving.
- I’m wealthy by most of the worlds standards.
- I have a nice home (two actually)
- My Mom loves me (hi mom) and others in my life who do as well.
- The rain is making my grass green. (yay for mowing)
- etc etc etc…
I have a friend who is very “glass half full” in most of life and I’m learning to be more like that… I’m TRYING to be more like that… I’m DETERMINED to be more like that. In my head I know I can find more peace in the midst of the storms and I’m working on moving that to my heart, my mind, and my soul.
Even in a downpour.