Sunday, October 28, 2012

Uninspired Inspiration

It's been one of those weeks.  You know, the weeks where you feel like you're just plugging along, uninspired, and that nothing is quite going your way?  You're one step behind (sometimes two, or three, or fifteen) and each time it looks as though there might be a light at the end of the tunnel, it was just a firefly and you're still stuck in the dark with no real direction.  Yeah, one of those weeks.

But you know something? I've come to a place of quiet acceptance inside.  I realize that things aren't always (maybe ever) going to be rosy.  I understand that each day I live will be filled with trials and blessings, and it's my choice to focus on one or the other.  I accept that, no matter how hard I try, I'm going to fail at certain things and no matter how little effort I put into them, I'll excel at others.  It's simply the way this life is and I've come to embrace that.  I don't always like it, but there it is.  A wise friend keeps telling me it's all about acceptance.  He's right. 

So my challenge today -- this week -- this lifetime -- is just to continue along that path.  One of my favorite 80s movies, "Better Off Dead", had one guy telling another guy how to tackle the ski slope:

"Go that way.  Very fast.  If something gets in your way?  Turn."

I've never skiied, but it sure seems like great advice for life.

Stephanie Jean

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