Quick morning insight:
Regardless of whatever your circumstances are, with school, friends, family, loved ones, etc., you always have a choice. Let that sink in for a second. Although you don’t get to control the people that come into your life and how they ultimately impact you, you do get to control the attitude that you confront each day with. You get to choose that for yourself. Yes, curve balls get thrown into the mix, they always will. But if you can wake up and think to yourself, “I’m going to do the very best job that I can in order to make the best of the day” — even if the day presents you with frustrating or aggravating circumstances, then you can fall asleep content knowing that you didn’t let your circumstances control you. Work through your circumstances with optimism. That’s really the best that anyone can do.
Anyone who reads this blog can pretty much piece together my life and paint a decent picture of the difficulties that I have been faced with, especially recently. I hold no shame to that. I wear my heart on my sleeve and will never regret that. I think it takes courage to not hide behind a mask and pretend you’re feeling something that you’re not. It is while hiding nothing that the truth reveals itself and life can fall into place as it is meant to.
This past Sunday I returned home from the Kairos retreat that Canisius offers. If you haven’t gone on one and you have the opportunity, you absolutely must. It is invigorating and refreshing. I did not walk out of that retreat feeling like an entirely new person, but I will tell you what I did walk away with: a little more peace of mind, a calmness in my heart, and a support system that I never knew existed and am forever grateful for.
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