A Single Day
And then there are those days when something in life shows up that’s messy. It could be messy, unexpected, painful and not according to any plan I would ever have for my life. How I respond matters. How I respond will allow the messiness to be either a blessing or a burden in my life.
One of my young grandsons got sick when staying with me and he kept apologizing for getting sick on my furniture. My priority was his health and his comfort at my home. This was an easy situation to respond to – as I could easily put him and his health and his feelings above everything else.
Other times, knowing how to respond instantly is not always so clear – but if you live with solid priorities they will support a response in alignment with your values, every time.
Thank goodness humor is also one of my core values. I seem to naturally find humor in some of the most difficult times – maybe this was a coping skill I acquired as a young child, or maybe I just naturally laugh instead of cry – but whatever the case, I am grateful I can laugh at myself and situations that would otherwise bring someone to tears…
In a Single Day – we experience a myriad of situations that can challenge our priorities, gratitude, authenticity, patience and humor…thankfully we can develop deep roots in all of these areas which allow us to bend, not break.