Everything under the sun came up as a topic; some random stuff, some stuff in just catching up with each other's busy lives.
As we updated each other about both the good and bad things that have happened recently and in the far past, we both agreed on a few things:
1) Nobody gets through life unscathed. That is life.
2) You can choose how you will get through these things in life.
3) It is nice to know yourself and most importantly, be happy with yourself. Don't let other people bully you into something that you are not. Show them the door and escort them out!
Sure, it is easy to be perky and pleasant when things are going swimmingly. But, the true test is when life is stinking up the joint. How do you choose to handle it then?
Over the many years of my life, in general, I can be a worry wart, and I want everything to run perfectly as planned and in it's place.
Over the many years, I know you don't always get what you want. There are just some things that are out of your control, no matter how much force you exert to control them.
Make a choice and find a way to deal with life - the good and the bad. Being miserable hurts no one but you. You don't deserved to be miserable or punished for life getting in the way of all your plans.
Surrounding yourself with positive people is a HUGE help in achieving your own peace. I start each day out positively by tuning into my positively great local radio station, WINY Radio. Even if you don't live in Northeast CT, you can listen online. If you need a positive jump start to your day, give it a listen, starting bright eyed and bushy tailed at 6am!