Yesterday all my troubles seemed so . . .

Right in my face.  I think it’s easy to memorialize the years or yesterfar.  I would bet that the problems we faced in the past felt just as big as the problems we are facing now.  They’re not as big because we have already overcome them.  So now we are on to the next challenge.

We all have things that stress us out, and I would bet it’s because we’ve never done them before.  Or perhaps it’s because last time we actually failed.  But what did you learn from your failure?

My dad had a great line whenever he was lost on one of our family drives.  “Don’t worry, I’ve been lost here before.”  It’s totally a cheeseball, dad joke, and when he would say it I’d roll my eyes, and fear that I would never return home again.  But because he had been lost there before he knew he could get unlost again.  He didn’t just pull over and set up camp in West Seattle because he was lost.  He kept working and finding his way back home.

Our problems, old or new, are teaching opportunities, and when we take a moment to actually learn from them we are better equipped to face the same problems and bigger every time.

So what are the problems that are overwhelming you?  What are the troubles that are right in your face?  You can over come them.  I believe it.

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2 thoughts on “Yesterday all my troubles seemed so . . .

  1. Kind of along the lines of hindsight being 20/20 vision… Eventually all problems/issues fade away and aren’t as grandiose as they are no longer insurmountable.

    Time and effort is all it takes for todays issues to become tomorrows and also lose their grandeur. After all, we will not be faced with what we cannot overcome.

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