As you think, so shall you become. –Bruce Lee
I am typing this post while my husband dashes madly around me packing up things for our vacation (which is what he gets for waiting until the literal last minute to pack!). I heard this quote in a meeting yesterday, and this morning’s meeting’s topic was about getting old (nice way to start the day, isn’t it?).
Both subjects are connected, because everything in life is a matter of perspective. If you sit around thinking how much it sucks to get old, then guess what? Your bones are aching, it is difficult to get up and down, and life is a struggle.
If I go into this vacation worrying about how everyone is going to get along, will I find the time to make a meeting every day, and will I be uncomfortable being with people who don’t know I am in recovery (or who do know and choose to ignore it), then I predict that this will not be an overly fun week.
So, instead, when I prayed this morning, I thought back to this same vacation a year ago, and I thanked God I am in a better place. I asked Him to direct my thoughts and actions towards making this the best family vacation we’ve had thus far. I have spent the morning channeling the excitement my children have, and plan to continue to look at this week through their eyes.
I will update my progress through the week, I probably should have thrown in a prayer for shore traffic…