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What if?

We have all heard, probably numerous times, "Everything happens for a reason". Hearing that when things feel really dark and rough can make you want to punch someone in the face. I mean, that's what I've been told - certainly I've never felt that way.

(That's a bit of sarcasm for those of you who may not know me well yet.)

This is something I've pondered a lot. Of course it would be so much easier if we could just know why. Things would be easier to understand and possibly even accept.

This morning I was thinking on it, and spun it around a bit in my head. My thought today was, what if the things that we feel are happening TO us were actually happening FOR us. Same idea, slightly different perspective. 

It removes us from being at the effect of something. The one thing nothing and nobody can ever take away from us is our choice to perceive something differently. We make the choice to either continue to feel like life is against us, or that life is presenting an opportunity, specifically for us, to grow and learn in some way. This takes practice and does not come easily.

Having said that, next time you feel like something is happening TO you, what choice will you make?

(June 16, 2019)

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