A Change in Your Attitude Line Up Puts Things in Perspective

After speaking at the Business & Professional Exchange this morning I came home to a bit of bad news. Nothing earth shattering, just frustrating. So I chatted with my best friend about this, as we girls have a tendency to do.

Funny thing is, I think she was more upset for me than I was for myself. No matter your pain, your girlfriends will always feel it worse for you! Although I told her it was okay, it is time to let go of anger about past situations, clean up the present and move on. I am all about taking a postive approach these days. She agreed it was the right attitude, but just wished things would stop piling on me. I admit, I had a moment of self-pity and wished the same thing; however, the way I look at it is if you keep starting from a lower point it just means you have a higher accomplishment waiting for you.

That’s how I am choosing to look at it. In this situation I thought that I knew everything that needed to be done, but then life threw a curve and took me a step back. That’s ok, we all need curve balls now and then. I mean how boring would it be if every major league pitcher threw only fast balls? Anyway, it is not like I took one for the team and it took me out of the game. It was just a slider that caught the outside corner for strike three. It was just one out, not the entire ballgame. Besides, this pitcher is getting tired and I’m just getting warmed up!

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One thought on “A Change in Your Attitude Line Up Puts Things in Perspective

  1. I can genuinely identify with your setback and the comfort of discussing it with girlfriends. Over the past three years I have experienced a number of “setbacks.”

    My husband passed away three years ago. Eight months later my mother and I had to close our 25 year old family business. Five months after that one my dogs died. My friends continued to tell me that what didn’t kill me would make me stronger.

    I figure by now – I just had to put my other elderly dog to sleep two weeks ago – I should have the strength of Atlas.

    Through all of this, even though I do have family who have been there for me, I have had several incredible girl friends who were there to cry with me, have a drink, take me to lunch, or tell me it was okay just to sit at home.

    Some are very old friends and some are very new friends, but each one has filled a place in my heart and in my life. I even have figured out which one to call when I need a kick in the backside!

    Now at age 63, I’m starting all over. I’m about to finish a Masters Degree and am looking for a job. It’s a good thing that 60 is the new 40 or I would be in a lot of trouble!

    I could be feeling very sorry for myself, but I’m quite sure there is something out there for me. Faith and girl friends have kept me going. I just have to find it!

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