Archive | February 2014

Living Life On Life’s Terms (Even When It Sucks)

“It is what it is.” Most people use this term as a declaration of displeasure of what is going on in their life. Many rarely use this as a statement of what one accepts. Living Life On Life’s Terms is a another way of saying, “It is what it is”, so let’s make lemonade out of these lemons. Remember, just when the caterpillar thought the world was over……it turned into a butterfly. Why not share experiences you have felt better about accepting by finding the “light” in the so called “darkness”. Here’s one of mine.

We had a big snow storm in Virginia the night of February 12 through the morning hours of February 13. I stood in my hallway on Thursday morning watching out the window as one of my neighbors was shoveling snow from in front of his car which was backed in and throwing it in the back of my car that was pulled in parked next to his. I watched until he was done. When he came inside the hallway, I turned and faced him as he was coming up the stairs, looked at him and said, “that wasn’t a very nice thing you did”. I pointed to the cars out the window..he turned around and went back and shoveled my car out. You gotta catch them….Then calmly let them know you were watching. The next night (Friday) I worked late. Got in at midnight and my parking spot was gone….I think the car belonged to the wife of the neighbor I caught shoveling snow behind me. I guess he felt since he shoveled me out then his wife could share the spot I had been parked in. Thank goodness for all wheel drive. I just pulled up on a mound of snow. Made my own parking space…..Subaru Outback I love you baby!!! Just “living life on life’s terms”.

Worrying and getting upset won’t stop the bad stuff from happening, it just stops you from enjoying the good. Serenity is not freedom from the storm. It’s the calm within the storm. Namaste, Duchess