In a world of endless unrealistic expectations that we place upon ourselves and others, take time to say a blessing. Bless yourself and others. As I get older, I realize that there’s a price to be paid for success, happiness, peace and stability. The price is hard work, dedication and persistence.
It’s so easy to look at a person’s situation and believe that life is so much better for them. Most of the time, it’s because we just don’t have the facts. And we can never get into anyone’s head to know exactly what they are thinking or how they are feeling.
When most people have anything of real value or significance, they have sacrificed time, effort, emotional and sometimes physical labor to make it happen or to keep it going. Of course, we never see all of their mental, emotional and physical hard work, we mostly see the benefits.
We get out of life what we put into life. No magic formula. No secret recipe. The longer we live, the more opportunities we’ll have for negative things to happen to us. We all experience events that are less than pleasant.
The two questions become… “What do you do?” and “How will you react to unfavorable circumstances?”
You’ve got two choices:
You can go through life bitter, angry, resentful and full of fear, with the belief that nothing good will come your way. Stay stuck in that mindset choice and grow reluctantly, if at all. Or:
You can choose to deal with the hurts and pains that life deals out (from time to time) with an attitude that says, “I’m going to be grateful for what I have right now, where I am now.” With this mindset, you can embrace the lessons, take responsibility for your choices, learn and move forward with more courage and hope.
Male, female, rich, middle-class, poor, doctor, housewife, teacher, factory worker, black, white, young, old… Life with its sometimes hard challenges doesn’t discriminate.
None of us gets through life unscathed. And if we choose, we will get through and learn to be better.