OK, I’ve got a great life. I’m the first one to say so. But I have challenges, too. Nobody escapes that–I think it’s the whole point of the exercise, in fact. It’s one thing to be on the other side, where everything is peachy, look into this troubled world, and say, “I could do that. No problem.” Of course, actually being here, in the thick of things, is another matter, isn’t it?
Here’s what I’ve learned. No matter what is going on, I can decide on my attitude. I can give in to frustration, throw my hands up, and say, “The hell with it!” Believe me, I’ve done that, because this cowgirl is nothing if not bull-headed. (I like to say I’m persistent. Those who know me best say ‘stubborn’ instead. And sometimes they add adjectives, like ‘bone’ or ‘cussed’. Both phrases are synonymous with ‘Lael’.)
Today, I’ve decided to be grateful. Period. No matter what.
That’s my decision, and I’m sticking to it.
What about you?