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It’s Not A Problem….. It’s Only An Opportunity.

By January 15, 2019August 28th, 2020No Comments
IT’S NOT A PROBLEM BUT AN OPPORTUNITY.   THIS HAS BECOME A MANTRA FOR ME. . . . . . .

WHEN I PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT HAPPENS IN MY LIFE, I OFTEN TRY TO KEEP THIS THOUGHT CLOSE TO ME. HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT OUR EGO, OUR SENSE OF SELF IMPORTANCE SAYS, “I WANT THINGS DONE MY WAY, ON MY TIME, ON MY TERMS.”  BUT THIS IS NOT HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS! OFTEN, INSTEAD OF EMBRACING THE WAY LIFE OFTEN MOVES WE FIGHT AGAINST IT LIKE COCKROACHES FLIPPED ON OUR BACKS.

TODAY, FOR EXAMPLE, I LEFT FOR WORK AND REALIZED AS I WAS DRIVING AWAY THAT I HAD LEFT MY CELL PHONE AT HOME. I WAS REALLY IRRITATED WITH MYSELF! WHO SURVIVES THE DAY WITHOUT A PHONE?!! FOR A WHOLE DAY?! SO, I HAD TO GO BACK HOME. STILL FRUSTRATED, I HAD TO OPEN MY GARAGE, TURN OFF THE ALARM AND SEARCH FOR MY PHONE. WHILE I WAS ON MY SEARCH I WAS BEING HARD ON MYSELF, CALLING MYSELF ALL SORTS OF NAMES IN ALL DIFFERENT LANGUAGES!  BUT AS I WAS LEAVING MY HOME I NOTICED THAT I HAD LEFT THE BURNER ON THE STOVETOP ON! HOW CARELESS OF ME! I REALIZED, WOW! FORGETTING MY PHONE WAS NOT THE PROBLEM. IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY!

THAT IS JUST A TANGIBLE EXAMPLE OF HOW PROBLEMS ARE ACTUALLY OPPORTUNITIES.  I HAVE OTHER EXAMPLES IN MY LIFE WHEN SOMETHING SEEMS SO AGAINST MY WISHES AND YET WHEN I LOOK BACK, IT IS THE BEST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN TO ME. OTHERS WILL SAY, “WHEN YOU LOSE YOU WIN, WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES ANOTHER ONE OPENS” AND IN SPANISH THERE IS A SAYING, “NO HAY MAL QUE POR BIEN NO VENGA” WHICH MEANS, “THERE’S NO BAD THING THAT HAPPENS TO US FROM WHICH GOOD CANNOT COME”.  IT IS ALL TRUE.  ALL THOSE EXPRESSIONS ARE TRUE!

I DO NOT MEAN TO SOUND ARROGANT BUT I DARESAY THAT I AM A LITTLE WISER NOW THAT I AM OLDER.  I HAVE LEARNED TO BE MORE AT PEACE WITH MYSELF AND TO ACCEPT SITUATIONS THAT ARE NOT PARTICULARLY MY WISHES. A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PRE-DIABETES. THIS IS NOT GOOD NEWS SINCE DIABETES DOES RUN HEAVILY ON MY MOTHER’S SIDE OF THE FAMILY. I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, “THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE A PROBLEM. I AM GOING TO TURN THIS INTO THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF AND MY OVERALL HEALTH, TO TRULY WORK-OUT AND TO STEP AWAY FROM THE MANY HOURS I SPEND WORKING WITHOUT FOOD OR WATER”.  YES.  THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE A PROBLEM – ONLY AN OPPORTUNITY.

 

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