Sometimes when I tell stories of my life I make my life sound like a soap opera. I am the victim of all these stories and have no control over my life. When I do this I often wallow in self-pity and resentment.
I heard someone say that you can learn from the past, but you should not stare because you can get stuck in the past and miss the adventure of living in the present. That made me realize that not only am I getting stuck in the past, but my self-pity and resentment are leading me to create new chapters in my soap opera.
I do have control over my life and my attitudes and thoughts. I don’t have to be a victim. As I work on living in the present I can enjoy each moment. I can look for the beauty around me and see the good in others. My life has been good and I have grown and learned so much. I can look at the past, not to wallow in self-pity or place blame, but to learn from it. Everyone has trials and troubles. I can take mine and find out what God wants me to learn. My life is not a soap opera, it is a beautiful adventure!
“Experience is not what happens to you. Experience is what you do with what happens to you”.