It's nothing new that life isn't always what or how we expect it to be. Nor do we always end up where we would like to be sometimes. Just when I feel like getting down in the fetal position, or sticking my head under the covers for a month, I like to remember that I am in the driver's seat of my life. I think often we are just along for the ride, without a map or destination. Which, by the way, isn't a bad thing...and is often how I choose to roll - I am a fly by my seat of my pants kinda gal, afterall :) But I believe we are in charge of our own destinies.
I believe that things happen for a reason, although we don't always know the reason at the time. Every now and again we need a little wake up call in our lives, sometimes a whisper, sometimes a slap upside the head, to keep us on our path.
It's at these moments that we have to make lemonade that emits laughing gas from the lemons we are given :)
I will leave you with one of my favourite quotes from the movie Hope Floats:
"Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will."
So if you see me standing looking funny and squinting...I am just waiting for my hope to float on up :)