Over the past few weeks, I’ve been taught a few lessons in perspective. How you look at things can impact your mood, your outlook and your well-being. One day you can be rolling along just fine, and then a mere 24 hours later, your world can be turned upside down. When this happened recently to me, I had a slew of emotions: anger, shock, confusion, anxiety and yet pride. I didn’t see this coming and yet a part of me is angry I didn’t. Years ago, I would’ve stuck to anger and wouldn’t have handled it very maturely. Thankfully, age has helped and after the initial shock wore off, I flipped the switch and thought, “Okay, let’s find the good in this…” and I came up with the following: my confidence grew, self-esteem got bumped up a notch, anxiety turned to enthusiasm, and I was proud of not completely losing it. Negative emotions will get me nowhere and simply be a waste of time.
The “event” happened over a week ago. I have turned the page on that short story and am excited to see what the next chapter holds. I know God will help guide me on the right path where my faith stays strong and I don’t lose my footing. I have all the support I need around me and welcome the challenge. I know I will be better off for this and that God wouldn’t give me more than I could handle.