I'm in the second week now of my "me" class, as my friend, Deanna , calls it -- inspiring stuff.
Not the day-dreamy, hearts-and-flowers-kind of inspiring; more the useful, empowering, can-do, make-your-dreams-happen-and-here's-how kind of inspiring. Oh ya. That's what I'm talkin' about...
One thing I read last week that really struck a chord was this:
There are two ways to react to change -- let it buffet you about like a strong wind or you can use it to fill your sails and help you get where you want to go.
Don't you just love that?
Look at that picture there; those clouds are stormy and dark. The waves are splashing on the side of the little boat -- but those folks are in control and sailing. Proactive. That's where I want to be.
I would so regret looking back on this time, if I had just stood there on the shore, fussing and yelling "I hate this wind!!" ('cause I do, you know). What if I kept my head and stopped focusing on the storm? What if I grabbed this change-filled, scary time and used it as an opportunity to make something wonderful happen?
I have a feeling that if I have enough faith (and courage) to fill my sails, the Captain's gonna help me steer my course.