This week has been frustrating on more levels then one. I know that I've devoted this blog to being positive and I promise that you'll see where I'm going with it soon enough...
The holidays are always busy. Presents to buy. Cookies to make. House to decorate. I've been devoted for years to making the holidays the best I can for my children and making the season mean something. Add on to that normal life, work, school. Then this week, Mother Nature decided to rage on my little corner of the Pacific Northwest and did a lot of damage to the area around me. Luckily our home is fine and everyone I love and care for escaped the floods and tornado - feels weird even typing the word 'tornado'.....those don't happen here - and all we really had to deal with is the uncertainty of landslides, horrible traffic and school closures. Annoying and frustrating...but it could have been worse.
I've spent a lot of time thinking about how to deal with negative people and negative feelings...but what do you do when you are feeling negative about a situation? It's a hard place to be in because honestly there is nothing you can do. You have to deal with what is in front of you and accept it or do something about it.
I spend a good deal of time telling other people that I will be 'less busy' after such-and-such time....Marching band season. Winter Guard season. Holiday season. The truth is...this is my life. I have to accept it or change it. The thing is...I love my life. I love being busy. Yes it's exhausting...but it's a good exhausting. Why would I want to change it?
I think the point of this post is that I feel like too often we are struggling against our own lives...which can be a negative. Of course, this could mean one of a million things....but as soon as we accept who we are and what we are...whatever that might be.....things fall into place. When things fall into place, the right people fall into place. Those people that will accept you and support you.
Of course...I could just be spouting nonsense. But I like the sound of it. =-)