Saturday, July 30, 2016

Looking at things differently

Or trying to . . .

I don't think of myself as an overly fearful person, but I've come to realize that I do have a fear of things going terribly wrong in the future.  This is probably one of the reasons my life motto is "Things could be worse, and they probably will be."

I've worried about the people I love dying and coping with financial difficulties and enduring poor health.  Sometimes I feel like disaster is lurking around every corner, and I'm always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Who knew I was this person?

And so I've decided to look at problems as opportunities, which sounds like a bunch of New Age-y B.S., but whatever.  An opportunity seems like a more hopeful thing than a disaster.

Right?


4 comments:

Nicholas Edwards said...

Well stated. Opportunity sounds much more hopeful to me.

Megan Goates said...

I think being fearful is a typical human state. I like your approach. The world can teach us so many things when stop fearing the tsunami and instead accept that we will be engulfed and immersed in life-changing experiences.

Lisa B. said...

I love this. A friend of mine said once she stopped praying for safety and instead prayed for courage and strength to address whatever made her feel unsafe. I liked that too.

CSIowa said...

So much of Donald Trump is about telling us to be afraid. Ironically, that makes him pretty scary. Dear America, It is normal to be afraid. It is not in our best interest to act from that place of fear. Courage and hope for the win!