Thursday, February 24, 2011

I Have It All Figured Out! I Really Do!

Sophie and me at the beach this week. Thanks for the photos Ron.
It hit me this morning.  We have more power than we imagine and appreciate. Something happened which was totally unexpected.

I had a choice, to overreact and begin to rant and rave, or I could accept that things don't always go the way they are planned.

My immediate reaction was one of 'I can't believe that this is happening'. And why does something always have to get in the way?

What did I do? Well, I caught myself from riding the wave of anger and the 'poor me' persona and decided that to go that route would lead to nowhere really quickly and, in the end, achieve nothing at all.

So I embraced the moment for what it was, I know that sounds very cliche. That was the choice I had to make.....otherwise the day would have begun to unfold in an entirely 'not wanted' direction.

These 'things' happen all the time in our lives. The one this morning was something  minor in the scheme of things. But it could have 'taken off', so to speak.

Isn't the whole point in life to  learn to react/cope/accept the unexpected. That's what life is. We have no idea (and I am glad we don't) what's coming next in our lives. And I feel it is far better to teach ourselves and learn to cope with these unexpected 'intruders' as they occur, rather than falling into a totally unproductive, negative view of how bad things always go for you.

A few of my fellow bloggers have had these 'intruders' pay them a visit recently. I have admired their reactions to these unexpected 'guests' and how they have tapped into their strength to help them choose to take the 'high road' instead of making matters worse for themselves.

Sure there are times when a good 'I hate the world' production is very necessary to play out. But haven't you ever caught yourself in the middle of one of these 'productions' and began to laugh at the absurdity of reacting this way?

So today has turned into a beautiful sunny actually has! It could have become an overcast, cloudy, cold and miserable spite of the sun pouring through the windows.

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