Yesterday did not start out well. First of all, the dark cloud that has been hovering on the family horizon for some time – we’ll just call it an employment challenge – has finally descended. Next my daughter and I had a disagreement and the subsequent discussion caused her to be late getting ready for a doctor’s appointment. When she finally dashed out the door to leave, the car was dead. She missed her appointment, the car needs expensive repairs. My husband came down with a cold and my computer came down with a virus. Unfortunately I could go on but I’ll spare you. You get the general idea.
Now, my friend Loren has a theory about times like this, which I’d like to share with you. Driving home from work one dark and stormy night, he blew a tire. His natural response was, Why Me? As he struggled with the tire jack while being pelted with rain, he had a revelation. Why not me? I’m able-bodied, I know how to change a tire and I have a spare. Better me than my grandmother, or a single mom with a van full of kids. He said this idea changed his outlook on life.
I liked it and decided to adopt it in my own life. As always, when put the test, it’s easier said than done, but here goes.
Regarding my current adversities – why not me? I have a strong family support system and am surrounded by people I love. I have my health and a home and food on the table. I live in a free country and have faith in a God who walks with me through trials. I could go on and on, and I will – privately. Because I’d much rather focus on my blessings than my problems. Especially at this time of year. Best wishes to all, and happy Thanksgiving.