It Is What It Is…
Why don’t my sunglasses have wipers? I asked myself. It was a blessing to have them even though I couldn’t see where I was going. I’d rather struggle seeing where I am going than dealing with cold rain drops and some hail smashing against my eyeballs.
I crossed my arms even harder to keep myself warm. It is what it is…It is what it is…It was your choice. Nobody else made it for you.
It is so easy to blame somebody or something else for mishaps and bad choices you make. You make a choice and instead of owning your choice, you blame, you point, you get angry, you lash out.
Oh, poor me! Oh, stupid mother nature! Oh, stupid people in cars. Oh, stupid useless umbrella…I kept walking in the rain, totally soaked, exhausted from fighting the wind. It is what it is, I kept reminding myself till it got funny.
The truth is – I could have turned around and waited for the bus. I could have made a choice not to walk home and go to the bus stop right away. I could have waited out. I made the choice to walk, knowing that I might get soaked.
And the moral of this useless blabbering is – I have no one to blame but myself. Even better. There is no reason to blame anyone, even myself. It is what it is – own your choices. And if the choice is not working out, don’t be stubborn, turn around (if possible).
There is only one person who needs to be happy – and it is you. If you can’t change what you have done or chosen, own it, and make the best of it. You CAN enjoy the ride regardless if that is something that takes your breath away or makes you cry. Everything is a journey – sometimes enjoyable and sometimes full of hate and pain but nonetheless a journey that you take.
Stop blaming… stop being a victim…