Friday, May 20, 2011

Being Malleable.

I seem to be learning a lot of Life Lessons lately. Not sure why, but instead of coming in threes like most things do, I've been getting them in fives and sevens, etc. ;-) And I've noticed a few of my friends have, as well. I'm not sure why--I guess for some reason we're all having trials, lately.

Granted, I'm not complaining too much, I still consider myself very lucky and blessed, but one thing I've discovered, is you just have to be...flexible, when Life throws things at you. You have to roll with the punches. Some of us (myself included) tend to be set in our ways, until something forces us out of our comfort zones, and how we react to the little bumps and hiccups (and sometimes MAJOR CRISES) defines who we are.

So, I have to ask myself, am  I going to let a not-so-bueno "experience" get me down? Or am I going to pull myself up, set my shoulders, take a deep breath and work around it/with it/figure it out?

We need to be malleable. Like clay. Otherwise we'll find ourselves stuck in a rut, unable to figure out how to adapt to our situation. We are always changing, always growing, evolving, if you will. That's kind of what it's all about, right?

I am trying to teach my four-year old this. He gets upset when things in his ordered world don't go so "orderly." Things get messy. Things get broken. Things don't work out the way you want them to. Things happen to you that don't make any sense, because of the behavior of others.

So, you adapt. You figure it out. Because you can. My own mom always tells me "things will work out." (The uncertain part is to what end they will work out, but they do, indeed, always "work out.")

So, the advice I'm giving myself, is to take a deep breath, spend the minimal amount of time feeling sorry for myself, and ADAPT. Make the necessary changes to make my situation better, and things will work out.

They always do. :-)


Aimee said...

Thanks, I really needed this. I've been thinking about what you wrote me a few weeks ago-- "You'll end up where you're supposed to be." I'm really holding on to that thought now.

Anonymous said...

OMG you sound like a shrink. Or a motivatonal speaker. I so needed to hear this.


Devon Ellington said...

It's part of the Saturn retrograde cycle -- life lessons.

It's also one of the laws of evolution -- adapt or die.

Michelle Miles said...

*whining* But I don't wanna have this life lesson now! *stamps foot*