“Gossip, as usual, was one-third right and two-thirds wrong.”
-L. M. Montgomery, Chronicles of Avonlea-
Yes, I broke my arm. Two weeks ago, I slipped on the ice and fell on my elbow. But today, I am finally back to work. Imagine my surprise at the rumors going all around town. Have you ever had anyone spread things that are totally false about you? This has been my week. Sometimes, you just have to put it all aside and take a moment to laugh!
I am learning that there is very little I can control in this life. But the one thing I can control is my own attitude. I get to determine whether I fall apart, or whether I just move on. I get to choose whether to let someone get to me, or whether I will let it go. I get to decide to cry, or to simply and lovingly, laugh.
Things happen to all of us that we don't choose and can't control. Part of living is learning how to appreciate the learning that happens in spite of (or maybe because of) our individual trials.
As hard as it is to ignore the spiteful words, that is what I need to do. So today, I choose to be kind to others as well as myself. I choose to laugh and pass it on.
“Isn't it kind of silly
to think that tearing someone else down
builds you up?”
- Sean Covey, The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens -