(A collaboration with Tyler)
"No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made.
Destiny is made known silently."
- Agnes de Mille
There are times in my life when I see or read something and I know as a result I will be changed forever. It isn't always a grand event, actually more often than not it is a simple moment that causes a shift in my thinking.
Last month I had one of those moments.
For those of you that are regular readers of my blog, I'm sure you have noticed the sparse posting. The truth is that I have been facing some unavoidable sadness that has led to what I previously would have called a series of "bad days". I try to keep things on the blog fun and light-hearted, so I hope you will forgive this frank admission. (If you keep reading it gets better - I promise.)
In March, while reading the blog of one of my favorite inspirational people, Liv Lane, I felt like I had been given a very special gift... A change in perspective. In her post she wrote about sadness and "bad days", but also shared a fresh way of dealing with hard times. That post was a game changer.
Sure, I have been experiencing many sad and sometimes seemingly overwhelming moments lately - it is a situation that is out of my control. But, what I have learned as a result of Liv's life changing post, is that my "bad moments" don't have to make a "bad day"... I can control how I choose to let the negative moments affect the other parts of my life. It doesn't mean I won't feel sadness, because I surely will. It just means that I will embrace and savor the simple joyful moments that are also a part of my daily life.
Thank you, Liv.