Monday, June 17, 2013

Day 17 - Highs and lows

Paula's Blog Challenge Button photo juneblogchallenge_zps025ac00b.jpgContinuing in our June Blog Challenge over at Paula's Place we are now brought to day 17... over half-way there.  What are your highs and lows of this past year?

I tend to not hold onto any "low" for too terribly long.  And, when you're constantly on the go with three active boys, it's hard to linger too long in the bask of the "high."  

Lows... losing my groove I had going on at the gym.  The pain in the joints in my fingers from arthritis and constant headaches. Good friends' being affected by cancer (in some form or fashion). The realization that some things will never come to pass... and that some relationships will never be what I want them to be... losing pets... losing friendships... losing family members... not being able to focus on many of the projects I want to complete because there just aren't enough hours in a day.  Having my three year old's teeth knocked out.  

The lows don't define me.  They are just pieces to my puzzle.  They aren't big enough to change me nor will I give them the power to do that.  They cannot transform me into something that I am not.  Without them, however, we never would appreciate the highs...

Highs.... watching my boys grow and experience new challenges and overcome obstacles... starting new projects... receiving accolades for projects... taking on new roles in the organizations I support...getting an iPhone (don't laugh, I'm serious!)  Getting some progress made on the Honey-Do list (that I've apparently made for myself).  Spending time with great friends.  Eating great food.  Making great memories.  Taking great pictures.  Planning for an even better next year.

This is a picture of real life, however.  It's not always pretty.  It's not always picture perfect.  The glass isn't always half empty, but the glass isn't always half full either.  It's just a glass... a glass there for the taking when you need to refresh yourself.  Such is life.  It'll still be there... and it'll still go on... so long as you have a high following the low, it's a great ride... and it is what you make of it. Enjoy the ride.

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Cristy S said...

I hear you on losing my groove on exercise. Just started going back to the gym this week after a month hiatus. I feel I have undone 6 months of hard work. Your lows sound a lot like mine. But, so do some of your highs. When did Benji knock his teeth out? Definitely a low. Elexis knocked a tooth out when she was 5 and it didn't grow in until she was 6 1/2. It was the front one too!

Paula said...

I have been thinking about getting an iphone myself. So they must be as great as I think if it is on your high list

Sandy said...

LOVE your outlook and that you don't let the lows define you. I think I'm that way, as I really couldn't think of lows.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

The lows in a way have made me stronger and also had made me a testomy of being strong and coming through the other side