I have this daily desk calendar. It may be a Barack Obama calendar. *ahem* OK, so it is a Barack Obama calendar. The page for each day contains a quote from our president. My mother-in-law got it for me for Christmas, and I’m enjoying it so far. Obviously, some days’ quotes are better than others. Like today.
- Barack Obama, March 23, 2009
But I also don’t believe that we can sit idly by and our lives will unfold as they should. Perhaps there is a current leading the way, but still, I’m the one steering the ship.
I hate to hear people complain about situations in their lives. I’m not innocent; I do it, too. But when someone is miserable in their current state of living, my question is always, “Well, what are you doing to change it?” I know that often times, change is not easy to come by. But if the “American Dream” has taught us anything, it is that anything is possible.
Conan O’Brien actually said something to this effect on his last show on Friday. He said,
It’s not a unique message, but it’s a good one. You have to work hard. You have to push through. You have to make some tough decisions. You have to put in the time and effort. It’s not usually fun. In the end, though, you will end up in a better place. Maybe it’s not exactly where you hoped you’d end up, and maybe you didn’t achieve exactly what you set out to achieve. But you will have made changes in your life and you will be better for it. And if you’re not, keep working and keep pushing, because change will come again.
Lately, we have made moves to make some pretty significant changes in our lives. At this moment, for these particular changes, we’ve done all that we can do. It is during the “wait and see what happens” period that I believe in the plan. We’ve played all of our cards and now our future is in the hands of something or someone else. And it is now that I turn to the mantra, “What is meant to be will be.” We’ve set the wheels in motion. We’ve made the choices, and now we wait for the outcome. If this doesn’t work out, we’ll press on and try another route.
Because the future will be what we build it to be.
I hope it’s a good one.
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.
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