I don’t mean to whine. Really. But do you ever have those days (or weeks) where you think you can’t take any more, and then life hits you with more? I like to be in the habit of handling things, juggling, keeping all the balls in the air, and managing it all, but life is really throwing me some curve balls lately. On top of what feels like everything melting down, David’s dad had a stroke yesterday morning.
I love change. I create change so that I can manage change. I hate surprises. I hate curve balls. Unmanageable change throws me for a loop. I don’t know what to do with what life is handing, dumping, throwing at me right now.
In contemplating quite a few things this morning, this quote by Aristotle kept coming to mind: “We are what we repeatedly do. excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” I’m not sure why my thoughts kept reverting to this particular quote, but it resonates. I think I like it because it implies action. It’s impossible to be motionless in life. It’s impossible to do nothing. Even doing nothing is an awful waste of doing something.
No matter what life throws at me, I have to keep doing. It’s what I choose to do that will determine the outcome and where things end up. Choosing excellence, choosing principles, choosing trust, repeatedly, cannot bring anything but the best, even if it’s hard to see it at times. I guess that’s faith, coming into play.