“It takes work to make peace with where your life is heading when it’s not the path you planned” ~Author Unknown
We all have a different story to tell and a unique journey to live. The world has been turned upside down and it appears it will take a very long time for anything to feel normal again. Quite frankly, it may never go back to the way things were.
I feel in the last two years since COVID attacked us, we’ve experienced a time of sadness, grief, fear and insecurity like we’ve never seen. Watching the world shut down has not been easy. Life has changed.
One person may see this as good. Another will see it as bad. A personal decision for all.
Living in a world with face masks as a staple, existing 6 feet apart and many still getting sick seems unreal. It may last far longer than we can imagine.
It makes me think of the quote, “Bloom Where You are Planted”.
There seems to be a collective pause with everyone. We’re all standing still waiting for things to return to ordinary times and day to day existence as we’ve known for years and years.
Emotions are running high all the time.
We are fearful, stressed, and anxious as to what will happen each day. At times we are indifferent.
We are tense and uptight.
We are angry and frustrated with too many freedoms taken away.
We are waiting for things to change for the better. Again, something we can’t control.
What’s the alternative?
I think we need to “Bloom Where We are Planted”. It’s the only thing we can control.
Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not guaranteed. Simply put, all we have is the present moment and that’s a lot.
The fact you woke up this morning is a gift. God is not done with you yet. There’s more for you to do in this life. What a blessing!
What can you do today to acknowledge and appreciate all you have and has been given to you?
Yes, we have responsibilities, people depending upon us, worries, obligations. The list goes on and on. And, you have so much more.
Maybe, instead of waiting for the world to change, we change our own worlds one moment at a time.
Do you take time to notice your good fortune every day? The people in your life, your family, the home you have, the neighborhood you live in, the organizations you belong to, the faith you follow, the food in your fridge, the car you drive, the job you have, your health whether its good or you’re working to improve it.
Why not put more joy in your life today? Slow down, take a deep breath, smile, have a good laugh, have a good cry, do something fun, tell someone you love and appreciate them, make that phone call, write the note, hold a hand, give a hug.
Let’s not wait for things in the world to get better. Maybe they will, maybe they won’t. But you can change your own world moment by moment. And, when you put your head on the pillow tonight thank yourself for having the best day you possibly could. When tomorrow comes, do it again.
Bloom Where You are Planted. It’s the little things done over and over that make for a wonderful life.