I was in a pretty dark place this morning. Overwhelmed by responsibilities. Challenged by my circumstances. Not knowing where to turn or how to even begin.
Over-freaking-whelmed. Which has been happening a lot lately.
So I prayed.
I prayed for help. I prayed for wisdom. I prayed for the light at the end of the tunnel. And then I listened. Not a half of an hour later I came across this quote and I knew in my soul that it was His answer:
“We can not change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” – Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture.
HOW WE PLAY THE HAND. Talk about an epiphany. In that moment I found clarity. Sometimes I forget that I CHOOSE how to react to circumstances that are beyond my control. I can let it consume and overwhelm me or I can embrace the lessons I am learning and react in the most positive way possible.
I don’t know about you but I really needed that reminder.
Thank you God for answering and reminding me that I can tackle the world.