The last few weeks at work have been rather turbulent, to put it mildly. In my experience here, I've been sensing a lot of toxicity and negativity and, well, it all came to a head, and an explosion of sorts took place. But one that needed to happen, and one that led to a rather positive outcome.
If I've learned anything from divorce, it's that life takes on an entirely new perspective when you're single and alone, and feeling up against the world. Your ego is constantly fighting battles that your heart can't even comprehend.
At my core, and what I strive to teach my children, is to fight for what I (or they) believe to be right and true. To stand up for ourselves and others. To be firm in our convictions. But to know when to compromise, to know when the ego is leading, and to not let pride rule. It's a tough line, finding balance, but I know that whatever is worth it, is usually not easily attainable.
Last Friday was a turning point for me career-wise. I was able to put aside all the negative feelings that had accrued over the past few months and truly let go. I recognized that I had to, in order to fully move forward. I am grateful to have a job in a market where one is so hard to come by these days. I work with really cool people. I like what I do. And one of my clients even told us how "blessed" he was to work with us! I'm actually the blessed one...
Today is a new day; I am awakening to new opportunities all around. Once again, I feel my spirit is renewed. And I am reminded that it is actually my perspective, and that alone, that guides my life. I am happy because I choose to be happy. It's not the situation per say, but how I react to it, that makes life what it is, my "reality."
"The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for." -Zig Ziglar