“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” … Nido Qubein
O.K. … so yesterday may not have been the best day ever. And, the day-before-that maybe wasn’t so hot either. And when you think about it … maybe those kinds of days have been going on for so long that they seem to be a trend … and that really does suck. The good news is that whilst all of those things have indeed happened … whilst they all brought you to this point in your life … and contributed hugely to the way you act and think … they don’t have to remain the final, defining aspect of your life!
Like a great many people I’ve been through some pretty tough times. As I look back I realize that at each stage I could have thrown my hands up in the air … decided enough was enough … raised the white flag of surrender … and just given up. I could have stayed the grieving mother. I could have let a war with Cancer define me. And when a nasty Super-bug munched up part of my leg and all of my hip I could have just plopped myself right down and become an invalid … but I didn’t.
Don’t get me wrong … there have been a lot of tears shed over the years but somehow I have managed to stand back up, give myself a shake and give life another try … and for me … and apparently for Nido Qubein as well … that’s what life is all about. Everyone finds their own ways and means of moving on. For me … some of the time it’s seeing Miss Perky haul out her cute, little; yellow ducky umbrella when the waterworks start. That is always guaranteed to make me laugh. Other times it’s the way that Life picks me up … dusts me off … and gives me a big hug that does the trick. And sometimes it’s simply the realization that I am so-o-o-o-o much more than the s*#@ that’s going on around me. Whatever the case … I now approach each day like it’s a new day … like anything is possible today … and like it’s the start of a new adventure. So far … so good!
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone