This week has been challenging. I’m tired and haven’t felt well since getting a flu shot. Everyone needs something. Lots of people are picking at each other. Things just aren’t going well and obstacles have been the norm rather than the exception to the rule.
The key phrase yesterday was “you’ve got to be kidding me.”
A full blown tantrum has been on the horizon for several days.
But a work errand sent me to Columbus yesterday where I drove past Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. There was a woman wrangling two small children outside Ronald McDonald House and it occurred to me there are people out there with real, life threatening problems.
So I took a big breath of fresh air and decided it best to appreciate the good in my problems. That’s not to say they aren’t real but my issues right now would fall into a category that should be marked “Headaches” rather than “Day-Shattering-Tantrum-Inducing-Crises.”
I’m busy because people need me and because I have a job. That flu shot was covered by my health insurance and may keep me healthy later. Those obstacles that keep screwing up my schedule? That could all be a plot by the universe to keep me alive for another day. If an accident happens in the blink of an eye, all these delays could be preventing something terrible from making matters worse.
Sometimes you just have to pause a moment and reframe things. A good gulp of fresh air and a new perspective never hurt anyone.
Let’s see what hurdles this day holds, shall we?
Ugh your positive attitude is way too inspiring. And so right. Every time I grumble about my situation I do try to remind myself that NOTHING I’m dealing with in my life is life-threatening. I’m extremely lucky that all my “problems” are really just annoying inconveniences. Let me please remember that and be grateful. It could be So. Much. Worse.
Last week was bad and my attitude was terrible. But I had to just keep snapping myself back into a more realistic view point. The world does not revolve around me. Things go wrong. Things happen that I don’t like. People get on my nerves. Big deal. I know people who are dealing with much worse. Let’s just keep working to make it better, ok?
Yes. For sure! I’m with ya.
This week will be better!