How appropriate is it that this entry got deleted right before it was saved? I was freaking out just a few seconds ago because that has NEVER happened to me. How can it save the title and the tags but not the content. Oh well, like the would-have-been content of this entry was. I choose to not blame whatever outside hand it is that made my post disappear but instead, deal with the situation so I’m retyping this from scratch. *sighs*
As I was going through my Facebook thread this morning, I read this post from Aireen. I’m not sure what her circumstances are or what motivated her to share this but it did strike a cord with me.
How many times have we blamed an external, uncontrollable situation for the result that we got? How many times did I blame the congested traffic for not getting to my appointments on time when I could have woken up an hour earlier and saved myself the trouble of sweating through the long gruesome commute? How many opportunities have I lost because something did not go my way? Countless. I’m not proud of it. The times that I let life take over because I was too busy blaming it for screwing me over got in the way of me actually doing something worthwhile to make the most out of the situation.
Storms are inevitable, so are problems.
We all know they’re bound to happen, maybe in different degrees or in varying times of our lives but they’re shared human experiences. Worrying about, or worse blaming, life for every miserable outcome that we get lessens our ability to truly see what we did wrong- how we contributed to make the situation worse. It also maims us from responding to it. I could have done something but I chose to waste my energy on something that won’t positively change the scenario.
So the next time a storm brews, I’ll do as the photo suggests. I won’t worry about the things I could not not and will never change. Instead, I’ll focus on what I can do, on what I can change and make the most out of that.