Well, I did it! I have made it through a whole week so far without my “can’t live without it” FaceBook. I have to admit that I am a bit proud of myself (not too toot my own horn or anything) but my husband didn’t think I could last a whole day, never mind an entire week.
Today I want to write about perspective. Some times we are so caught up in the day-to-day stresses and struggles that we forget just how blessed we are. Over the past year it has been my goal to focus on the positives in any and every situation (no matter how grim) in hopes to change my overall perspective and be live more in the present. There have certainly been many instances where this was rather difficult (especially in the beginning) but I must admit that over time it has become much easier to seek out the good and to really reflect on all the wonderful things that are happening, that have been happening in my life from the beginning.
It really is true that everything happens for a reason, God really does have this great and awesome plan for his children and while the less than pleasant times are happening (and feeling as if they last forever I could add) looking back, all of the crappy times I went through, brought me to this very moment and I wouldn’t change a bit of it!
Take, for instance; my moving from the city to a small town in the middle of grade 11. It was certainly one of the more difficult times in my life and I wished so badly that we would just move back to the city. Looking back, I am beyond grateful for it – I met the most loyal, loving and compassionate friend I have ever had. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to say we are still really good friends – she is the best friend I have ever had and would be lost without her!
How about pushing through the hardest job I have ever had and meeting the love of my life?!! My Nana got me said job and because I didn’t want to disappoint her, I persevered. Again, something so difficult turned out to be so very rewarding (for lack of a better expression) in the end. I am now happily married with two beautiful children to this amazing man I met at such a chaotic time in my life.
I guess what I am trying to say is this: sometimes a change in perspective can make a world of difference. I assumed that giving up my coveted Facebook would be awful but I am finding more time for things I have been wanting to do but didn’t “have time” for!