A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Sir Winston Churchill
Options. I am blessed to have options in my life. The world I live in is filled with options. Why is this important ? Well, according to a google search definition “an option is a thing that is or may be chosen. It is a choice, an alternative or a recourse.” This idea of “options” gives me a sense of peace and reduces stress. Even on my job we have been encouraged to give people options allowing them the opportunity of choice. This led me to share how options have impacted me personally.
A little more than a year ago I felt so indecisive about my job, what I would do when my daughter graduated, whether I wanted to live in the midwest, etc. It felt as if I had so many questions yet so few answers. It appeared as if I was stuck with very few choices. Doubt and fear were hiding my dreams.
During this time my mother went through a critical health crisis and survived. Needless to say this was a definite reality check. All of a sudden I had to reevaluate what was truly important. Then I was given the opportunity and made the choice to change jobs. This new job was a great fit for me it aligned more closely to my values, ideas about servicing people and allowed my gifts to be brought to the surface and shared. That decision alone has opened my eyes to this idea of options. It may be that you are in a season where you need to work to help meet the needs of your family or for your personal benefit but where you work and what you do is a choice. There may be options available if you open your mind and heart to them. I believe when we align ourselves with the flow of all that is good then good will come our way.
The midwestern winters also made me contemplate where I wanted to live and if a move was imminent when my daughter graduates. Should I create a retirement home on my parents property in Indiana allowing me the opportunity to be with them and travel, should I return to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to my son and give my daughter a chance to return to her birth state or should I stay in Illinois. I found myself struggling to make decisions and I felt as if I needed immediate direction and answers. Then I came to myself; through the help of my “truth teller” Roxanne and my dad. The reality was I have options; I do not have to live in a sea of indecision, I can pursue my options day by day knowing that the right path will unfold itself in time.
Today, I am very happy for where I am in my life. I am embracing my mid fifties authentically and in the present moment. I have made the choice to embrace this mantra shared with me by my mom; I will “cheat on my doubts, break-up with my fears and marry my dreams” day by day one step at a time. As such I feel very sure and confident the options available to me in this next chapter of my life will allow me the opportunity to live my life for my highest good or better.
Carpe Diem, seize the day and recognize the options in your life. More encouragement at drshelution.com.
Much love, Many Blessings…Namaste!!! Sheila