Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Singer, crooner Frank Sinatra sang a song about “Hopes“.
Here are the lyrics:
Next time you’re found
With your chin on the ground
There a lot to be learned
So look around
Just what makes that little old ant
Think he’ll move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant, can’t
Move a rubber tree plant
But he’s got high hopes
He’s got high hopes
He’s got high apple pie
In the sky hopes
On this road to change are so many challenges, some feel like mountains, others like a raging stream. So large that I could just throw my hands up and give up.
I know that mountains are not moved all at once, they are moved one stone, one rock, one pail of dirt, at a time.
I can remember how I felt after being in the hospital several years ago for three weeks. I woke up the next morning surveying the amount of housework that had to be done. I could have told myself it can’t be done, but I could get it all done little by little.
I now face some new challenges with my mobility having severe issues. For my back it is helped by having cortisone shots. Now I have a hip that will be needing cortisone shots also.
There are many issues that I have to surrender and ask for help to get them done. For me that hits my pride, just one of my personality quirks.
When I was younger challenges made my adrenaline rise. I would tackle a challenge head on, sometimes only to be knocked on my butt. Inside though I was happy that I gave it my best shot.
That was then, now I am not so gung ho about challenges. Sometimes before going at a challenge I give myself a couple of nights of sleep to think about what is the best way to accomplish the task.
The moral to this post, face challenges wisely, give full thought, and proceed with caution!