An exclusively voluntary choice you may be saying and I’ll answer yes. Learning for the most part is a choice; it does not always happen by osmosis (although sometimes it does-that’s another topic of exploration at another time). Lessons are embedded in every moment; every experience, and interaction, many of which are designed specifically for us as pathways and guides should “we” choose to engage, to examine and to learn. Are you with me or did I lose you at CHOICE? Ok stay with me don’t check out just yet, let me share my experience of how my yesterday began and ended.
From the floor I surveyed the mess. I thanked God for breaking my fall and not allowing me to hit head or break any bones. I got up slowly and tested my left foot before putting any major pressure on it. I shook out my hands feeling mentally for aches and pains. I moped up the floor and repaired as much as I could and got ready for work. In between my clean up my daughter was quarrelling, “Mom why you cleaning up, I’ll do it, get ready for work!” I asked her, “What time is it?” “7:50 am why?” “Well I didn’t a lot time for falling,” I said. She just looked at me, shook her head and laughed saying, “you just crazy.” I knew I missed my 8:45 am bus because that guy (my friend) is always on time and shooting for the 9 am was a waste of time because that guy, is always late. My goal…to catch the my friend going in the opposite direction because I knew he would be faster than the 9 am guy.
and.....Still I rise!