Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda…
AFFIRMATION OF THE DAY: I am moving through everything with grace and ease!
Have you ever had the experience of how you thought it should, could or would be? You’re planning out your future and life’s dreams, and suddenly life throws you a giant curve ball? Now everything seems shattered and out of whack…Boy, I know I have! More than once.
The thoughts that run through my mind are super charged with “I should have done this”, “I could have done that”…”if only I _________, things would be so different. Beating myself up in a time of crisis (this is not recommended) only makes it tougher to get through.
Questions like why did this happen? Why me? Why now? do me no good whatsoever. What’s important to know is that I’m not a victim, and that God never gives me anything I can not handle. This is God’s will and plan for me, so I better roll up my sleeves and get the lesson here. Everything is designed for our growth, no matter how difficult it seems at the time. Rather than slipping back into why me? territory, I remind myself that in this moment it’s as good as it’s going to get. For whatever reason, this is exactly where I need to be. These curve balls show me where I need to grow, slowly taking in as much as I can, a little at a time. preparing myself and knowing that as I process challenges, obstacles, and difficulty, I am becoming better and stronger. With every single experience or curve ball, we change a little and discover more about ourselves. We know who we are NOT and embrace our magnificence (at least I hope so).
These curve balls do not define us, they are however, reminders of our strength and the divinity within each and every one of us. Thanking God everyday for my life, my health, and everything, but especially for only giving me what I can handle one step at a time.
How are you processing your curve balls?
I assure you shoulda, coulda, woulda will get you nowhere. And know that God always has your back, no matter what 🙂