Then we have to live the experience, and sometimes what fate puts in front is the polar opposite. Time and time we find ourselves facing down adversity and heart ache. Fate throws a monkey wrench in our plans, those doors we were once looking at slam shut, or in a fiery blazed those bridges we cherished are swallowed by the flames. This leaving us bitter and scamming for words, and a direction which to turn.
Those grip and grins don’t just snap their selfs, and life don’t just change on its own. Take on the adventure of this moment, no matter how it meets you. If your find yourself standing under the rain clouds of depression right now, grab your rain gear. Because those grip and grins won’t wait, but the storm will blow over. Just jump into the moment and catch the day’s treasures. Then pull out the camera, since it’ll be another trophy to add on the wall. Because one of those moments can spark the next fire when you need it.
It’s interesting sitting here reflecting upon this idea and feeling just how different my mindset is now. Where for so long it was this view of “well so n so did this, or we’ll that happened, or even well that person is gone so”, just all around feeling the victim of something as only a chapter or o
This building a little trust within yourself. Epictetus once talked about how important learning through experience is, so don’t hang your head of all those times you came away a just a little bit short or the one that got away. Instead look at for what it for what a truly was an experience you got live and pack the lessons that came with into your backpack for the time you get to put them into practice…..