Once or twice during the week I could have crumbled. I could have chosen to make it all about me and say, 'Why, it is just not fair?'
There was a time when I would have done that. I am not saying that now, I always make the better choice as I most definitely do not. Instead I am learning that no matter what size box I think I am in, there is always room to think outside it.
My week off did not go as planned, yet it meant...
...I was not preoccupied whilst I was at work
...there was time to think things through
...when I chose the wrong reaction, I could say sorry and spend time considering my choices rather than burying them away
...actually all the things I had hoped to do could wait - just because I thought I needed to do them, it did not make them a necessity.
A short time ago, I heard somebody say, "It is not 'why', it is 'what for'?"
I did not ask for these things to happen, however they have. So instead of letting them overwhelm and consume me, I shall try and think differently.
Maybe, instead of putting me (and my reactions or responses) in a box, I will put these things in the box. I shall go to them as I need and deal with them bit by bit - as I need to. I will take it a step at a time. I hope to trust and have faith, knowing it will work out as it should.
Why is not for me to consider.
If I look outside the box then maybe it is an opportunity for me to grow, to be stronger and to choose a new way.