Life can be overwhelming to be sure. Yesterday I heard news of two separate relatives. One, a 21 year old niece, entering hospice house with ovarian cancer. One, worried about losing a job.
Both unfortunate, worrisome situations. As I step back and look at both women, I see a stark difference in how they are handling their particular lot in life.
My niece has spent the last year and a half striving to find a cure. Working hard to fund her treatment and fighting. The other, trying to get over on her company and save her job without doing so much as showing up to work early one day. The comparison is stark.
It's all in their perspective. One sees, she has a stake in her life and will do anything to save it. The other sees herself a victim and chooses to look outside herself for help. The truth is we all have a hand in the lives we live. Whether it is good or bad, we create it on some level. We have a choice at least in our attitude and perspective.
I didn't choose to be an alcoholic, I have chosen to go to any length to beat it. I didn't care for the direction my career, or lack thereof was going, I chose to go to school and change it. It is all hard work. School was a runaway train. I held on by my fingertips to get through it, but I did. I had to go away for two months for treatment to get a jump on my alcoholism. It was hard, but I did it.
Choices in life will not always, even usually, be easy, but they are necessary. We chose each morning to take charge of our attitude and go out and either do the very best we can, or look for ways to skate by. Your life will reflect the energy you put into it.
We don't all get dealt a good hand in life. We DO all have a choice to let it run our lives or take charge and change it. The thing about a card game, each round (each day) you get a new hand. So lay down the cards and re-deal. Or don't. Either way it's your choice.
Fantasizing the freedom to look at my life with a positive perspective.