Blog Post # 140 – Circumstances Beyond Our Control

Sometimes things don’t go our way.

People let us down.

Our picnic gets rained out.

A thunderstorm knocks out our electricity.

These things are going to happen.

We can fight it or accept it.

Our reaction won’t change reality, but it can change our emotional state.

If we walk through the world with an understanding that success is fleeting and that every moment we have is a gift, we will react to adversity much differently than if we walk around with a victim mentality.

It is so very easy to get upset when things don’t go our way.

Woe is me. Poor little me. This is SO unfair.

We don’t have to be all Pollyanna-ish, always looking on the bright side of things.

But rather, to understand that there is an ebb and flow to our days. Sometimes things go well and sometimes they don’t.

To be ready and accepting of either outcome.

Otherwise, we give away our power. We transfer our happiness to other people or to circumstances beyond our control.

Instead of trying to control our outcomes, let us instead try to maintain some control over our reactions instead.

That way we will be ready for anything.