Saturday, August 27, 2011
Ok. I have always been a control freak. I had a devil of a time dealing with situations where I did not have control of the situation. OK . . . well, that's what life is FULL of . . . situations we cannot control.
I have had to re-tool my thinking a lot (hence the look inside my brain! Scary stuff! LOL) What I have learned is:
1. I cannot control situations.
2. I cannot control other people.
PHEW. OK, two huge lessons down. That leads to lesson #3 for me:
3. I may not be in control of situations or other people but the one constant I CAN control is my reaction to situations and people! I can control ME!
So, that is what I am working hard to take charge of . . . myself.
It is not always easy, but I have also come to learn that real life lessons are not meant to be easy! That's the part that makes me a stronger person for having gone through many life situations.
So, hang in there. when it comes to life, take charge of YOU and the rest will follow.
Just a quick update. DS is now assigned a new job (and it's finalized). He will be a combat engineer. Training will be in Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri. 9 wks, 4 days of basics then 5 more weeks of specialized training. As he describes the job it is " . . . building bridges and other things and blowing things up." Alrighty, that's about the most succinct job description I've ever heard in my life!
DH was supposed to have an out-of-town trip from Sunday through Tuesday to Philly. Now it's cancelled, Secretly I'm happy, because I hate it when he's out of town.
If you've gotten this far in reading my ramblings, thanks! Let's make today count.