Just Another Day
It’s strange how a phrase here or there can be interpreted many different ways. How something so simple and meant with the best of intentions, can be taken way out of context. Or reading something that is supposed to be inspirational can occur at just the right time, just when you need it.
So what was the thing that I read at just the right time? “Go where your heart takes you.” And where did I read such a highly insightful and inspirational quote, you might ask? Indeed, I read it on the inside of a Dove chocolate wrapper. Because it’s been a I-need-a-piece-of-chocolate kind of day.
I think it’s safe to say that it’s been a rough week. And although we are only just finishing up Tuesday, mostly it’s a carry-over from the previous week. Sometimes it can be something big that is going on that is all time-consuming, so much in fact that you have to set aside other projects temporarily. Or it could be a series of small things, that when added up, equal a big mess.
It’s hard for me to say if it is one or the other at this point in time. Or maybe it’s a little bit of both. A lot of small things and then a giant thing thrown on top for a good measure. And although I sincerely believe that He doesn’t give us more than we can handle, He sure does like to test my limits.
So am I a typical female in that I am going to go all drama on someone’s ass? Probably not. But do I get so frustrated that I want to cry? Sure I do. And chances are, if you ever see me with tears in my eyes, it isn’t because I’m sad, but rather just the opposite. I’m probably just a wee bit mad.
Everyone has those days, I don’t care who it is. Generally, I know when mine are going to happen and I try to keep to myself so that I don’t let any snarky comments slip out. Mostly because that would be rude and unprofessional and I try to be neither. And even more importantly, you work with these people every day. Why would you ever want to make the atmosphere in which you work such that you or they are miserable all day? Or leave yourself feeling on edge or left out?
Where does that leave us? In some cases, the place that you thought you would see yourself in for years and years to come may not be where you want to end up after all. By that same token, the grass is certainly not always greener on the other side. Decisions like these can be tough, they add to your daily stress, and someone is always disappointed in the end.
When it’s all said and done, all the options, angles, benefits or lack there-of have been weighed, you still need to ‘Go where your heart takes you.’ Follow what feels right, what will make you happiest. We don’t get do-overs so make the most of what you have now. If it turns out that you took a wrong turn somewhere, think of it merely as the detour you took to get to the right one. There isn’t a rule book, no one is keeping score and there is nothing that says you can’t change your mind if you want to.
Go where your heart takes you. Sounds like good advice to me, think I will have to try it and see.