If a machine, call a technician. Or get a new machine. If it is a government, complain and ask for change. Or vote in a new one. If it’s your office, store, factory or home – redesign it, fix it. Or get a new one (shameless self-plug). If a partnership, fix it. Or get a new partner. If a child, fix it. Or get a new …. WHOA, hold on now. Who would do that?
My point is not to give relationship advice, parenting advice or any other kind for which I hold no qualification – but rather to remind myself as I re-order some elements in my life, that I always have these choices. About everything: change something, change everything – or change nothing?
Is anything or ‘everything’ not working?
Yes. No. Partly.
Reinventing ourselves is our only choice. Can’t get a new ME. We are blessed or burdened with this one we have. Not perfect. Never hopelessly flawed. If things aren’t working, what can we do? Can’t get a new one. Better fix this one we have.
Or, we can do nothing – be content with what we have.
But we won’t be contented long-term.
Better start now.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk with Gusta: 12C/54F, breezy sky – patchwork of clouds and blue – refreshing morning chill; Gusta anxious to get back for breakfast. Me too. Some days are great for a long sauntering wander, but not today … tic toc – I have many things to fix, and few to fixate on.