Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sometimes you do not get what you want

I just had a friend not get a job that she wanted. She was clearly disappointed. Sometimes we just do not get what we want. It is at these times that we start to ask questions about who we are and what we are doing. I think these are healthy questions to ask and pursue, but we also need to be careful. Just because we did not get something does not mean something is wrong with us. It might mean that there was someone better for the job (or whatever it was we wanted), which is not saying something is wrong with us. Maybe there will be something better coming down the road? Maybe what we want is actually not good for us and it is a blessing we did not get it? The reality is that not getting what we want is painful, but it does not mean our lives are over or that there is something wrong with us. Take the disappointment in stride and keep moving forward. Maybe it will all be for the best?

What do you think?