I saw this quote posted on Facebook and it made me think. I have had some good things happen and I have also had my share of hard times. It would be easy to sit and wallow in the misery of those hard times. I have never been one to wallow for very long, ok, yeah, I definitely have my moments of self pity. Those moments are short and I usually snap out of it to take care of everyone else. At my father’s funeral people kept asking me how I was doing. I just kept saying, “Hanging in there.” I mean, honestly, how is anyone supposed to answer that question? I was more worried about making the other person happy than answering with the truth. It was a good thing though because it distracted me for a few hours.
All of those moments good and bad can change us either for better or for worse depending on how we deal with them. I could focus on missing my father but instead I think about all of the memories and the lessons he taught me. I could look back at bad decisions I made in my life and regret them, instead I how I made the right decisions to get back on track. I focus on the positive, it’s the only way to keep moving forward.