Thursday, January 24, 2008
The other side of the coin
A few days ago Lizzy tagged me to do a post where I thought about something differently.
I have been pondering it and the post I want to do would be far too personal. So rather than discuss what I am feeling specifically, here is what I have come to realize. Instead of focusing on what I don’t have, I am going to do the opposite. Focus on what I do have, because I am truly blessed with so many many things to be grateful for.
It’s not that I normally focus on what I don’t have because that’s not true. But with this one thing, I do focus on the don’t have part.
But if I continue to look at it from that perspective, it will eat me alive. And I like being alive and what a painful way to go, don’t you think?
Life is full of surprises and this is one of them. Just because I think it was meant to be, doesn’t mean that it was. Let’s face it, I didn’t dream of being an accountant all my life, but I sure did go out and become one didn’t I? And do I regret it? Not really. I really like the work I do for many reasons, see 7 & 8 here. But is it my dream job? Nope, not even a little. But being a stay at home mommy sure is. There’s the curve ball. If I wasn’t a chartered accountant I wouldn’t be able to have a career (sort of!) and stay at home.
Life takes you all kinds of place and I honestly believe that each one is for a reason. But on the flip side I also believe that you are the one who steers the boat with the decisions that you make everyday. Life gives you opportunities and you can steer towards them or away.
I have always believed that I am the best judge of what is right for me.
However, maybe that isn’t always the case. Maybe I am just letting my wants overshadow all else. I am greedy. After all that is a basic human emotion in my humble opinion. Some are greedier than others but each one of us has our moments. I am guilty of that emotion daily. I work on it but folks, it’s a life long process.
I am getting there and changing my perspective from what I don’t have to what I do will be a great starting point.
Wish me luck or wait for the video of the eating alive debacle, it ought to be a good one.
Oh and I tag you, you, you and you! Go for it!