These events don’t just impact the names and groups that get hashtags, but many other unnamed people who knew and loved them. ….To love requires sacrifice. Maybe we haven’t been willing to make the necessary sacrifices yet. Perhaps we haven’t understood the price of holding on to our ways and our own feelings at the expense of others.
Before you say, “I can’t settle down. I can’t feel peace because I’m so stressed out!” remember that every one of these Joy Breaks is accomplished by our CHOICE to do so.
Feeling frustrated to the point of wanting to give up doesn’t mean that you are unsuccessful. More than likely, it means that you are trying. You are chasing goals. You are out of your comfort zone. You are DOING GREAT!
I don’t have to look far to find a few of THOSE things…THOSE annoyances or even trials that I’ve been guilty of being less than thankful for just in the past week. ….. This isn’t a list of answers to problems; this is simply a list of treasures hidden in the frustrations and trials that remind me to enter into an attitude of thankfulness.
Breathe… Keep calm… Life goes on whether I’m stressed, or choose to maintain (or regain) my peace.