There are two things I have learned in the past couple months that have made a big difference in my life.
- I have no control over what other people do.
All I have control over is how I react to the things that happen around me. I cannot tell others to do or feel anything. No matter how much it affects me and my life, I cannot make anyone do anything. I can only decide what I am going to do or feel. (I’m still figuring out how much control I actually have over my emotions.)
- Things don’t always get better.
Things may get better but they may not. I think for the past few months I have had an enduring attitude. I thought if I just waited out the storm I could then figure out life from the wreckage. Problem is that storm I have been trying to wait out may never end. This life I am living right now may be all I am I going to get, so I better not let life pass me by without me living it.
When I first realized each of these things it was frustrating and I have found myself wishing they weren’t true. But it’s only as I have been able to accept these two things that I have actually been able to find peace and the desire to move forward.