I have never liked riding on rollercoaster. Suffering from motion sickness, the twists, turns, ups and downs, hardly make me scream in joy. Instead, I get off the ride and feel nauseous and dizzy. Needless to say I avoid those whenever I have the opportunity. However, life is a rollercoaster. Currently, I am dealing with some opportunities to ride life’s rollercoaster. The only problem is that it doesn’t stop.
A very, wise women once told me, that those situations and/or people that challenge me are my teachers. When I say challenge that means “drive me up the wall until I am completely insane”. Today, I am being taught by a very worthy opponent. These lessons involve acceptance, tolerance, patience and compassion. Four words that are easy to say, but hard to do in a consistent manner. The reason I say that those words are difficult is simply because the person that I am dealing makes them seem like an impossible hurdle.
It is a one day at a time journey for me. Sometimes it is a minute at a time. If I am willing then I can learn. So, for today, I will continue to ride the rollercoaster and hope I don’t toss my cookies along the way.