Something I always say is that life will give you challenges that teach you lessons you need to learn. But tonight I’m wondering, is life deciding which lessons I should be learning or am I? I can think of a hundred challenges I’ve faced, big and small. All of which I believed to be serving the purpose of teaching me patience. But what if each time I was the one choosing the lesson. Life was just handing me a tough card to see what I’d do with it…you know, lemons. Would I purse my cheeks and scrunch up my eyes, or would I add some sugar and make lemonade? Maybe it’s a growth mindset that helps me choose a lesson to learn, or maybe there’s another option I haven’t even noticed. Could I have been missing a better learning opportunity? I mean, am I really any more patient now than I was 5 years ago? 10 years ago?
Or perhaps these circumstances that I’ve deemed to be my own personal patience lessons are only challenges to me because they cause me to face my weaknesses. Maybe, they wouldn’t be challenges at all to a naturally patient person?
Then again, maybe it’s both. Or neither. What do you guys think? What sort of lessons have you been learning lately?
Remind me to tell you about my plants and patience project! Thanks so much for stopping by!