Last week I talked about dealing with the unpredictability of life. For me, it was my husband’s surgery and waiting to hear how my life could possibly change. I’m so happy to report that everything turned out fine. It seemed like the anticipation and the “getting ready” phase were far worse than the actual surgery itself.
Now that I can finally breathe a sigh of relief, I am reminded once again of what helped me through this very difficult time. Like all the other times before, it was my friends and family who were there for me. With their constant calls, emails and texts, I never felt alone.
One day, as I talked to a friend in a frantic voice, she calmly asked me: “How do you envision it?”
Without hesitation, I answered: “That everything will be all right.”
Now, as I reflect on that conversation, it reminds me of this picture I have hanging on my bedroom wall. It was created by Jason Kotecki and I love the possibilities it holds. One box, the same box, can be anything you want it to be. You can picture an outcome that you can work towards. This concept truly helped me keep my sanity during an extremely stressful time.
So, take a minute to look at this picture, embrace all the different possibilities, then ask yourself:
“How would I fill in the blank line at the end of this picture? How do I envision my life?”