Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lemons vs Lemonade

It's 3 a.m. and I can't sleep. This doesn't happen too often for me, but I thinking I am coming down with a cold and I just don't feel real well. So, I'm up and thought I would write a few words.

A few people I know are going through some "transitions" in life right now. Different circumstances for all of them, but transitions just the same. I got to thinking about how we perceive these times in our lives. Some take the bull by the horns and run with it, some fear change, some try to change their course and others just take what comes along. I think over the years I have tried all of these things. But, in the end, they weren't things I could control so the effort I put in didn't really matter because it was going to turn out the way it did for better or worse. It's funny how we envision things happening and then see the how they really happen.

It's not what we thought it would look like at all. Kind of like thinking we knew the end to a good book and it didn't turn out to be anything like we thought is was going to be, but it was a good ending anyway. Or thinking that we found a missing piece of a puzzle only to find out it really wasn't the right one and the one we were looking for didn't seem to be the right fit the first time we looked at it. I know the people that are dealing with this right now will all make it through their respective transitions, but they might not believe they will. Things will work out and perhaps not in the way they envisioned them, but they are strong people and they will make it work in the end. It's hard to see when you are in the midst of it, but it will.

For those that know me, I don't make lemonade out of the lemons, I just eat the lemons!


karen said...

I could not sleep night before last. I hate that. I think about how this is going to end all the time. In fact it is on my mind way to much .

Denver Assisted Living said...

Well said. As an Alzheimer's and Dementia caregiver it's refreshing and encouraging to read your perspective.

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Elizabeth said...

I agree that these "transitions" can not be changed sometimes, but even though the change will happen regardless, you can always affect how it goes by your outset. Nice post!