Do you start the day hoping it'll be perfect, or do you start the day knowing that you have what it takes to meet whatever crazy stuff gets thrown in your path?
Do you fear adversity? Do you fear what can happen? Or do you pretty much figure that you can handle the wrinkles in life's pants?
I just realized that with all the emo work I've done over the past few years, I'm more of the, bah, I can handle it, kind of woman now. I like that
Last night the showerhead broke, water sprayed everywhere, drenching me fully clothed and causing my autistic son to get very worried. I handled it. Thank you, duct tape. Then, afterward, I remembered I had saved our old one for parts. So today I backed the car out on my way to swim lessons w/the kiddo, and ran back in the garage (I remembered!) and got the plumbing stuff out and set it aside for my return. When I got back, I swapped out some parts that will do the trick until the new handle/showerhead/hose thing comes in. I handled it!
Today, my glasses broke. I canceled our hike (again, autie kid freaking out a little), and hunted down my glasses paperwork. Turns out I'd bought the $35 replacement guarantee. I waltzed into the eye place, and got them to order me a whole new pair (progressive/multifocal lenses, new frames, too) for $50 replacement cost! Saved at least $300.
Got home, the kiddo dropped the iPad. I calmed him down, got online and found iCracked who had a local tech who came to my house at 7:30pm to pick up our iPad, and I get it back tonight! Well, if he can finish it. Otherwise it's tomorrow morning. My son isn't (currently) upset anymore. I ordered a new heavy duty case, even though this is only the 2nd repair in the 4 years we've owned the thing. But I handled it.
Through all of these little life-wrinkles, I never felt upset. I was a little annoyed when my dh told me that the shower handle had been cracked for a couple of months (I use a different shower from he and my son). I could have repaired it easily if I'd seen it when it was a little crack rather than a gaping gash. But I didn't get angry. I didn't feel stressed. I just handled it.
So yes, I am capable, and it seems that my emotions now know it. Hey, maybe the binge eating can leave me alone now! Well, that's just 1 emo of many. I probably still have a little work to do. But you know what? I CAN HANDLE IT!
And I'll bet you can, too! I'll bet you've been through so much in your life, and that you can handle anything. ANYTHING! Are you with me?!