Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Life is how you respond to it.

This image really encompasses how I'm trying to live right now. It's really hard. It seems like no matter how I try, I fail. I know I just need to pick myself up, dust myself off, and push myself further. But, I'm discouraged. Does it get better? Will it get easier?

Perhaps an example would be helpful. Tuesday night was leftover night, and I was not in the greatest of moods. Jed started pulling stuff out of the fridge to get it ready, and I totally flipped out over how he was doing it and how I felt like he was pushing me to get dinner ready. I criticized, I yelled, I hurt feelings. 

I ate dinner alone.

This happens, in some form or another often. I used to think it was outside of me; it was all this stuff happening to me. Now I realize it is ME. It's how I am choosing to react to situations and events. I choose my attitude. I choose my perception. I choose my feelings.

I could have taken a moment to breathe deeply and relax before facing dinner. I could have reacted with love and patience. I could have appreciated the help.

I need to start choosing more positively.

{Image via we heart it}

This post was inspired by:
Mama's Losin' It
Prompt #1: Lou Holtz once said, “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” Do you believe this? Describe a time when you feel like you could have responded a different way and produced a different outcome.


Traveller said...

Nice, I completely agree with that. It's definitely mostly about the attitude...

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

The first step is recognition right? I totally need to cut the hubs a break!

Kristen said...

Love this post... and soooo very true!