Thursday; September 21
Through the years I have been blessed with great jobs that have provided me with some fun, exciting and fulfilling times. Yet, in each of my jobs there have been occasions when I realized that things are not as good as they could be. Some of these moments were just passing thoughts while other times had a significant impact on my emotional well-being. Each time I was confronted with these realizations I had to make one of three choices: I could accept things as they were, I could try to change them or I could leave and find employment elsewhere. Through the decades I have made each of these choices and those decisions have shaped me into who I am and led me to what I am doing.
In an interesting parallel there are times in our personal lives when we will be called to confront this same issue – times when we realize that life is not going as well as it could be. While these realizations force us to confront the issue, unlike the challenges of employment, in our personal lives we only have two choices: we can either learn to live with it or we can try to change things. We must either acquiesce to what’s going on or try to change ourselves or our environment in hopes of improving our situation. To have peace of mind, we get to a point where we can’t ignore it any longer, so either we give in or make modifications.
Is there something interrupting our happiness? What are we going to do about it? Ignoring it isn’t an option – so, through wisdom, let’s figure out if acceptance or adjustment is the right answer.
Think about it!