Friday, July 16, 2010
Life is the sum of all your choices. ~Albert Camus
I came across this dreadful picture a while back and could not decide whether to shudder with fear, or laugh until I fell on the floor! I was even more dorky than I remember myself to be! This picture was taken after my mother had passed away, and my father was left to attempt filling that void. He did a wonderful job, but there were some things that just did not get taken care of, like my "fabulous sense of fashion"! I definitely needed guidance in that department! I only hope that my father did not take me anywhere that particular day. It is the paculiar things like this that make me realize how you need to have a good sense of humor in life. You can choose to "belly ache" over a situation, and not really accomplish anything positive from it, or you can find the humor in it, and choose to smile. Our lives are full of choices every day; coffee or tea, paper or plastic, watch T.V. or exercise, stay home or visit a friend, linger in a rut or try something new, laugh or cry, be bitter or forgive....the list can go on and on. So today, I choose to have a fabulous Friday, and an awesome weekend, with a little bit more fashion sense than I had 37 years ago!
Have a fabulous Friday my wonderful blogger friends! :-)
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Remember, if you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns! ~Allison Gappa Bottke
Yesterday, I was drinking some coffee, driving down the freeway heading to a morning job. I had a lot on my mind, as I often do, and when I was about to take my exit, I realized that I was taking the wrong one. I had long since passed mine, and was heading to another highway that I often take. When I realized what I had done, I deliberated finding another way to get where I was going. The more I tried to figure a good route, the more my brain got foggy. So I finally decided the best course of action was to simply turn around and go back the way I came until I got to my exit again. As I was heading back, I started thinking about how this happens to us so much in life. We get caught up in the daily grind of survival mode. Working, shopping, cleaning, trying to take care of our families, and somewhere along the way we get off track. I currently have been going through some major changes in my life. This last year has been a rough one for me and my family. My son had gone through a major drug addiction, and now is getting help and going through the AA and NA program. It has been a blessing to see the transformation, that is nothing less than a miracle, but the process that got him to that point was devastating for me. It has made me have to take a deeper look at myself, and things that I have been avoiding dealing with. Ultimately, I am at a "crossroad" in my life and I am having to make some big decisions about what I want for myself, not just for now, but where do I want to be 10 years from now. I have been going to counseling, and have joined a wonderful church in Splendora, Tx. I am trying to take my time, and really think about the decisions that I make. It took me 40 years to get to the point in the road I am in now, so I know that it is going to be a slow healing process for me to get to a healthier place than where I am now. Basically, I am going to have to make a complete U-turn in the road. I am preparing myself for it, taking it slow, and thinking things through. It is going to be a painful process, but I know that I can do it. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy. Please pray that I will go the right dirrection in my life, and for strength to do so.
So many others have inspired me with sharing their life's struggles...What U-turns have you made in your life?