Yesterday, someone told me there are no “good” or “bad” circumstances. According to my friend, things are simply neutral. We choose to deal with them in a number of ways, and our response defines each incident as either positive or negative.
I would argue that bad things do happen. Everyone I know has suffered through a painful breakup, or period of depression, or perhaps financial instability.
Sometimes life is freaking hard.
Yet our response is crucial. My friend was spot-on with that assertion.
So far, 2014 has been an interesting year. My time in Orlando is dwindling. In a few months, everything will change. I can’t say where I will be or, for that matter, who will be beside me. That's a little intimidating. Even for a self-proclaimed adventure junkie.
But what good will it do to worry? All I have is right now. Here. In this exact moment.
Which is actually true for all of us, if you really think about it.
This summer can go one of two ways. I can work like crazy and deliberately minimize my time in Florida. Or I can enjoy these balmy months in The Sunshine State. It can be as good or bad as I choose.
Well, that seems like an easy choice.
Here’s to us. To the optimists, the ones who see obstacles as opportunities.
Summer of 2014 is an explosive time for many of us...but let’s think of it as a firework. Or a shooting star. Or one of those sparklers you hold on the Fourth of July.
Sparkle on, my friends. Shine bright.