I’m not one to toot my own horn but in honor of my spiritual work this year I submit the following:
Tonight I had a realization of something I rather like about myself. I tend to have a pretty good time in most situations (get your mind out of the gutter). If it’s a planned day out and not everything goes as wished, I may feel disappointment but I roll with it and still have a pretty good time. If things go wrong I can usually laugh them off and move forward. If a hotel room has quirks, it’s only for 1 or 2 nights, we can handle it. Same with moving to new places. No problem, I’ll have fun exploring and people watching, shopping, etc. Being a military spouse has cultivated quite the nomad/gypsy in me. I have kind of a saying when my husband throws out the options for the next duty station, I usually say well top picks … but I can have fun just about anywhere for 3 years. That isn’t very long. Even before that though I remember being pretty flexible with situations.
I don’t remember ever being a pouter, whiner or moaner when things didn’t go “right”. I’ll work to make the best of a situation, specially if it involves other people and sometimes it turns out better!
I just didn’t really think of it as a positive trait until seeing first hand the opposite of it, I wonder if that’s genetic or a learned survival skill.
So yes, there is something I like about myself. Flexibility.
Is it more common to panic and retreat when faced with obstacles, changes, imperfection or to make the best of it and see where the ride takes you? Which are you?