Everyone wants a perfect ending. But over the years I’ve learned that some of the best poems don’t rhyme, and many great stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, or end. Life is about not knowing, embracing change, and taking a moment and making the best of it without knowing what’s going to happen next. Marc and Angel
Life is a rollercoaster ride. It’s filled with ups and downs, twists and turns. Sometimes it is a rush, sometimes we feel sick and just want off the ride (or at least a barf bag). Occasionally we get bored or frustrated because we are stuck in the up climb.
We all want definite answers in life. Where are we going? Who are we going with? Why are we going that way? How will we get there? But life makes us no promises (except death sadly). We all travel blind to one degree or another. In the midst of our carefully laid out plans, we are often faced with detours. There are two tests of character here: what is our attitude through it all and how easily we adapt and rebound. It seems that life is just a long string of adjustments, sometimes minor, other times major. Some days we hold our chin up and shrug it off, no big deal. Sometimes we have a full blown temper tantrum.
Learning to adapt and keep a positive attitude is not only beneficial for our personal development, but also for our health, and happiness, as well as for those around us. When we stay strong in the face of adversity we teach others that they too can survive. You never know who is watching you, or who is looking up to you. And believe me others are watching. But regardless it is for our own benefit that we need to remain positive – even in the midst of a deep blue funk. Does that mean we can’t have a meltdown? Of course not, but even in the midst of a full blown crisis we can still look for the silver lining. We can still smile at the good in life. We do not have to go down with the proverbial ship. In fact our attitude can either be our life preserver or the anchor around our ankle. Which do you prefer; sink or swim? I don’t know about you but I would rather be wet, tired and alive.
Sometimes I get tired, and cranky, and fall into the deep blue funk. I have days where I want to stand outside and scream at the top of my lungs. I try not to let those days control me; and I certainly don’t them stop me. I try to cherish the beautiful moments, to remember the good, and the sweet. All the while pushing forward never knowing what lies around the next corner, but hoping it is bigger and better than the last. For they are all merely passing moments in the greatest adventure ever; LIFE!