Adapting, Ancient Greece, Bankruptcy, Dan Finkel, Disaster, fate, Learning, Life, Separation, Sickness, Situations
I hope you enjoyed this short video and had some fun with it. It is a math problem and one that requires a knowledge of factoring.
Here’s another video explaining the origin of Fate in Ancient Greece.
So, can we change our “fate”? I would say yes, but it depends on the individual. Some folks are so mired in the belief that their fate is permanent and unchanging that they never escape its grip. Others, however, adapt, overcome, and recreate their futures by changing themselves.
We’ve all heard the statements “doomed to fail”, “everything he touches turns to gold”, or “it was in the cards they were dealt”. Can you change all of this? Of course we can. We can change the way we think about things. We can accept what is, and be grateful for the lessons life brings, regardless of what these lessons are.
We also have an innate freedom to choose. We can choose how we “react” to our circumstances. In one case, a person may feel doomed, down and out, or even defeated. In another case, a person could feel blessed, on top of the world, and learn something.
So if you ever feel like life is dealing you a bad hand, step back and think about the things you are learning. Sometimes we learn about what not to do, rather than what to do.
I have learned that life is what you make of it. Being separated from my wife sucks, but it has also taught us that marriages are unique. What works for us, may not work for others. When my wife tells people she is married, and they realize that we are in different states, so many people are taken aback. We are so programmed to define things this way or that. For us, it works. My wife can continue to pursue a career she loves, and I can help my mom with dad, who needs help doing everything, even getting dressed each day. We love one another, and give the freedom to one another to do what we need to do.
This is just one example of dealing with fate. Was this situation my and my wife’s fate? Who knows? I really don’t care. We have learned a way to circumvent this challenge by using Facetime, writing letters, and getting together at different times of the year. She knows I am always here for her, to help whenever trouble strikes. She is also here for me. She answers the phone whenever I call. She talks with my Mom and Sister whenever the opportunity arises.
There are so many things that can happen to us that we cannot predict. We can’t predict whether we will get sick. We can’t predicat a financial calamity. We can’t predict a natural event destroying our home and life. All we can do is make the best of our situations as they arise, knowing that all is exactly as it should be.
Well, that’s it for today, folks.
I hope you have a terrifc Thursday. Remember: Things are done for us, not to us.
Until next time…