This weeks installment of the SANDBOX WRITING CHALLENGE has us contemplating and answering the following…….
How do you respond to problems in your life?
Have to admit there have been times I’ve asked myself that very same thing Calvin! 😬
When confronted with a problem
I used to run away
Or close my ‘eyes’ and ignore it,
In hopes it would just go away……
That was then, This is now…
I handle things differently.
When a problem arises
Now, what I do,
Depends upon the degree of problem.
I may take a Soul Stroll
To ponder the issue,
Write it in the sand,
And let it go…….
Other times, I seek counsel
With someone close to me.
We talk it out,
We work it out
Together we can conquer anything……
Then there are ‘those’ times
When all I can do is shrug…
The answer isn’t quite so clear.
In those times, I have found,
The best thing to do, is ‘put it out there’
I’ve learned that if the answer to a problem
Is really hard to come by,,
Then maybe, just maybe, the solution isn’t
Meant to be found at the moment…..
Answers have come and will come,
when they’re meant to,
And then there are those times,
When I can’t get a grasp on it,
I sit with Grandpa’s Bible in my hand.
I ‘talk’ to him.
I know he listens,
I’ve seen/felt the signs….
Giving them over
When I’m feeling at a loss
Frees me up and lightens the load….
Problems…they will come
They will go…..
I choose to confront them
In as positive a way as I can…..
Do I stress, do I get anxious?!
Yes,,,,but it’s usually short lived,
Cause worrying doesn’t help nor is it a solution……
I have found worrying only exasperates the problem…….
I Will continue to wear my Rose-Colored Glasses and keep on keepin’ on, no matter what life throws at me! 😎
Calvin & Hobbes Source