So the other day I asked a question on my "personal" facebook page and wanted to have the answer to that question come in the form of one word.......
The question: "If you could describe your life, right now, right here, in one word what would it be.... (and be honest).............."
Not an easy question to answer, but a good handful of people out there stepped up and shared their answers. For the most part, in one word. The answers make it quite obvious that most of us aren't in the place we want to be. Be that physical or mental, there may be "things" which we would want to change in order to make that one word answer a bit more........ positive?
From life being complicated and overwhelmed to frustrated and constantly struggling. All we can do is look forward and know that there will be days that are also sweet and blessed. Or maybe, while I don't prefer to use the past in order to decide the future, we need to look back and remember those days that were fabulous and held many moments that were breathtaking. And in looking back, we need to do so knowing that our lives will hold more days and moments like that in the future.
When I asked that question, I didn't have an answer. Yup, you heard that right, I didn't have an answer to my very own question. Then the answers started to roll in and I realized that just about every single answer was my answer. From confused to thankful. I could relate to each and every answer. I honestly felt every answer. From being blessed to lacking, I was able to relate. Maybe too easily???
And with some answers, began to think of how I could take myself out of that word and instead turn myself into another.
And I guess that's the thing. What can each and every one of us do to take us out of our current situation (if it's not the best place to be) and have ourselves, our souls, and in turn those around us, be in a better place.
Maybe that's not what we need right at this moment. Maybe right at this moment we're in a great place and need not be anywhere else. Well, that's awesome!!! Just keep those moments close, hold them there, because maybe, actually almost for sure, there will be a day in the future when you will need those thoughts to carry you through a day that isn't so spectacular. It's not what I would wish on you, but there's a good chance that a day will come when you just need those happy thoughts.....
Not being so sure where I'm really heading with this, I think it's pretty clear by all these one word answers that make one thing clear, life is surely a roller coaster. I like roller coasters, I like life. Do we like life as a roller coaster? Does it keep things interesting? Does hitting the lows make those highs that much better or would you prefer a flat right??? I guess that's the answer I don't have right now.
The only answer I do have is that I will continue to try my best. Not get overwhelmed or stressed out so often (because I think saying not getting overwhelmed or stressed at all wouldn't be realistic) and to do things that will only make positive changes each and every day......
So I guess, since I still haven't answered the question, it's time and my answer: