How often do you get an ‘Aha’ moment? Sometimes they come at times when you weren’t planning it. Sometimes we need to be knocked off our pedestals to recognize we need to wake up. Particularly when we didn’t think we were on a pedestal.
I don’t know about you….. but I thought I had things all figured out when I was young. I knew just exactly how my life was suppose to go. I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s in Utah…. so I lived in fairly ‘protected’ surroundings. I guess you could say that I wasn’t really aware of the ‘big bad world’ out there. Utah wasn’t a real radical place to live. I guess it’s referred to as living a ‘sheltered’ life. I actually don’t regret that. I’m grateful for it. Some people may see that as having missed out on a lot….. but I don’t think I did. I was perfectly happy in my surroundings with my friends and family. I had a great support system and everything I needed.
I always had plans to grow up, maybe get a little schooling, find a great guy, get married, have wonderful kids and have them repeat the process. But life doesn’t always go the way you planned it. At least that’s what it can seem like sometimes. Oh….. don’t get me wrong…. I did all of the above mentioned planned things except for the kids repeating the process part. Oh, it’s not that they aren’t ‘working’ on it. It’s just not like I imagined.
I guess what I have to realize is that I can’t imagine their life for them, can I? That’s their job. And you know what? That’s OK. I’m learning that it doesn’t matter if they don’t do things the way I thought they should cause you know what? I still love them anyway! NO matter what! I have terrific kids! They are wonderful people…. no matter what or where they are in life. I think even they sometimes think things aren’t quite the way they planned them! But they are working on it. I guess that’s all part of the learning process.
I’m just grateful for some real awakening knowledge today that it doesn’t matter if things don’t go quite the way I planned them! They aren’t my plans to plan, and I’m realizing that it doesn’t matter. I can be happy and supportive with their plans! Life is all about choices…. and I choose to be happy and supportive and excited at any step of their life! Plan B is looking pretty dang good right now! Let’s get this party started!
I am Grateful! How are you?