Photo taken by Ron Ouellette of Hiking Friends Polly n Chris on 4/27/18 West Spanish Peak Mountain
I stand corrected regarding my three previous blogs on WTF. Rather than continue to curse the injustice I felt when Ron did not wake from his sleep, my focus has shifted to a more tenable response. Last Thursday at high noon I was standing above the tree line on West Spanish Peak. Instinctively I shouted What the Fuck while remembering this was Ron’s last stand on our beloved mountain. With tears rushing from my eyes, down my cheeks and soaking my shirt I was enlightened by fellow hiker Debbie Gregory’s wry sense of humor. “WTF, you are right! We are in the middle of it,” she prophesied.
Awakened from my outburst by her raucous statement, I stared at her in disbelief. Debbie explained. “You experienced a tragedy. That was yesterday. Tomorrow things will be better. Today, you are in the middle. Today is also Thursday, sandwiched between Wednesday and Friday. So, just think of WTF as being Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.”
As dimwitted as the explanation sounds, it reminds me to find humor and a more positive spin on life’s bitterness. It is time I stopped cursing what I cannot change. I therefore declare that from this moment forward I will take the gifts I received from my past to build a preferred future.
July 16, 2018 at 11:29 pm
July 28, 2018 at 1:37 pm
You keep me going , , , Thanks,
July 18, 2018 at 4:03 am
A creative mindset for making a positive reversal in life’s endeavors!
July 28, 2018 at 1:36 pm
Thanks for taking the time to comment. I will use that quote, , ,
August 12, 2018 at 1:38 am
Great soul-searching and solving, Marlene. Great to reconnect with you.
August 12, 2018 at 2:29 am
I expect to be in Florida this fall – hope to connect with you…I’ll send details as my plans evolve….right now I feel like a lost puppy looking for a home!