Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Life's Leanings #22 Crisis or Opportunity?!
I realise that Life has two sides [and likely more] to everything. What I don't often remember is that I am the one choosing which side I'll take.
There are things in the every single dayness of my Life and in my World that somehow I always react to with judgment and criticism. I'd rather NOT say that out loud, but there it is for all the World anyway.
It isn't an easy thing to acknowledge that I prefer BEing in the critic's corner and passing judgment willy-nilly, but I canNOT deny it. There I am, yes, Right There, and don't I look silly?!
Well... let me just say that sometimes the other people in our lives are definitely meant to BE our teachers. And I have been taught this lesson well, lately:
IF YOU WANT TO COMPLAIN, GO AHEAD, BUT I AM STICKING MY FINGERS IN MY EARS AND SAYING LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA!!!
Is dog poop on the sidewalk an opportunity or is it a crisis?!
How about cigarette butts and crushed up packs overflowing?!
A flosser thing in the driveway?!
A crumpled up bag on the rocks?!
This is just small stuff, I will grant you, but it can make a BIG difference if I am asleep at the switch of my brain.
I am going to find OPPORTUNITY in things and use CRISES as launching pads.