We just celebrated mothers day….I had a great day with my kids, talking to my mom on the phone, and enjoying the day. It was a day that makes me thankful for my family!
Holidays and special occasions are also a time that can remind us that things may not always be as we have planned. There are often subtle things that seem to jump out to say that life doesn’t unfold the way we expected it to. This is true in my life – it has taken lots of turns that I never expected.
Maybe it is a broken dream, a broken relationship, things at work, or financial struggles; whatever it is…life is often unpredictable.
Our journey can be filled with unexpected twists and turns along the way and the holidays often bring it to the surface.
What about your life? Has it taken some unexpected turns that are hard for you to get past? Are you stuck?
Like anything else, we have to intentionally choose.
We choose what we focus on.
We choose to see the positive instead of the struggle.
We choose to walk through the hard stuff, instead of run away.
We choose to keep going, knowing there is always an end in sight.
We choose, because we know that it is up to us.
We choose because we know that nobody else can do it for us.
We know that as we keep walking we are growing. We are learning. We are changing. We keep walking to become better.
When we choose, we know that with each step we take it not only changes us, but it can make the difference in the life of another.
It’s the power of influence. It is touching the lives of those around us. It ‘s what we do as every day leaders. Choosing. Walking. Growing. Changing. Impacting. Even when the path has taken a different turn!