Question of the Day

June 9th, 2009

Yesterday I was watching something that I’d DVR’d, and during the program, they were discussing how this persons life had changed due to illness.   The comment was made that this person didn’t ask for this disease, didn’t want the disease (after all, who would), but yet as much as all those things were true- it’s what this person needed for their life.

It really stopped me in my tracks,  got the grey matter churning, about how often we find ourselves in situations, not even necessarily with illness, but in situations that are less than ideal, but more often than not- rather than embracing the situation for what it is when we can’t change it- we tend to spend alot of time and energy focusing on something we have no control to change anyway, and often times those speedbumps or road blocks along the road of life are not necessarily what we want, but it’s what we NEED, and how we choose to react to it makes all the difference.

We can’t choose certain things that happen, but those certain things do not define who we are.  There is much more to the total picture, and we always have the choice as to how we will react and manage what we’re given.

That leads me to today’s question of the day:

What situation in your life comes to mind that turned out much better than you originally thought?

9 Responses to “Question of the Day”

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  2. kate says:

    I think you know this one! I’ve written about it so much in the past. My widowhood led me to Bill and Em and I have the life I always wanted to live, but couldn’t, with Dale.

  3. Summerwind says:

    Marriage! I always believed I’d make the most of marriage and it would be fine, but it is beyond that. It is fabulous. Wonderful!!!!

  4. Sammi says:

    Finding myself 19, pregnant, and alone… everyone said that my life was over, but honestly, it had just begun. Something that people said was the worst thing that could ever happen to me, turned out to be the very best. It was big and scary and tough and really really difficult, but – well, you know how everything turned out… :)
    A very dear friend of mine once said, “You’re stronger than you know,” and thinking about that situation, I have to admit that he was right.

  5. fin says:

    Writing a PM to a Journalspacer in Texas saying that someone could get a crush on her just from reading her journal………..

  6. Goddess says:

    Love it! And I love the background. Did you create it? Love, Goddess

  7. Maggie says:

    Cancer. It is NOT a death sentence but changed me deeply and profoundly

  8. admin says:

    I loved reading your answers- Each and every one of them brought a smile to my face, and shows just how strong the human spirit is, and that anything can happen, even when we aren’t expecting it to.

    Kate, I remember when you and Bill first got together, and how you were feeling. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see that you finally got everything you deserved.

    Isn’t it great Summer? When you find the right partner- even then ups and downs are good.

    My dear Sammi- you are definitely much stronger than you think. We all are, and that never ceases to amaze me.

    Fin- Having had the wonderful chance to get to know you both face-to-face, I can say that was destined to happen. You two are wonderful togther.

    Hey Goddess- Thanks for stopping in. I would love to say that I created the layout, but I didn’t. One of these days I’ll find the time to attempt one on my own, but as of late, I haven’t had the time or the inclination.

    Maggie- It does change your entire perspective doesn’t it? It shows us what truely IS important, and what isn’t.

    *hugs* y’all!

  9. LERMONTOV says:

    I don’t have anything speciffically – but lots of times I’ve had to accept change that I didn’t want and ound out that it was actually for the best.

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