This past week was trying for several different reasons. Each year, I like to have a motto for the year to work towards. Originally, before school started, I chose, "Enjoy the second mile." This is a reference to Christ telling the Jews that if a Roman soldier demands you to carry his armor for a mile (which by law he could do) instead of one mile walk with him two miles. Then this week happened. I am learning a whole new level of flexibility. I looked for a suitable flexibility quote. Thanks Yahoo, I found from Bananabuzzbomb.com the following-
Blessed are the flexible,
for they will not be bent out of shape.
There is my motto....I can be flexible so I am not bent out of shape. I will look for ways to cope with whiplash changes. I will also explore when boundaries are appropriate on the job. I was dubbed difficult at one job because of my inability to be flexible. When your life is one massive change after another, I cherish sameness. I eat the same breakfast 5 out of 7 mornings. I can eat the same thing for lunch and dinner. I get desperate for stability and mistake rigidness for stability. Bend in the wind is healthy as long as I keep myself rooted to the ground. So my new motto for the school year is official:
I can be flexible so
I am not bent out of shape.