This rolla’ coasta I’m on feels pretty damn good right about now. When I’m at the tip top, I can see for miles. Smiling as wide as my mouth will allow, eyes ablaze. I feel alive, invincible, capable of virtually anything . I seriously can’t get much higher. My soul wants to leap out of my chest. Surely I have happiness dripping out of my pores. Someone really should find a way to bottle this stuff and sell it. It would be worth a fortune. Because before you know it, here comes a dip…or a drop…a big dip / drop… valley.
Since I boarded this thrill ride last week, I’ve had lots of “opportunities” to be offended. Each threatening to end my rolla’ coaster of happiness way to soon.
Just this weekend after a seriously BIG opportunity, I said to my husband in my high pitched, yet stern tone, “HONEYYYY! My redneck side is about to come out!”
His response? “Tuck it back in, babe.”
I rolled laughing. Literally. Rolled laughing.
It was the BEST thing he has EVER said to me.
That laughter was enough to allow my car to coast out of the dip and soar to yet another high, unbelievably higher than the last… Once again I was at the peak, swinging my dangling legs , relishing my new found height. I summoned up the courage to open one eye and look around. I really didn’t want to though…Fear was riding shotgun.
(One eye always helps when fear has taken hold of your heart. Two eyes are just to much to handle in times like these.)
This place, this peak, felt so good. Like crazy, head over heels, exquisitely deliciously good. I was afraid to lose it. Afraid to let even an ounce slip through my fingers. I was desperately holding on for dear life with all that I had. More than anything, I wanted to be here…forever. To make this peak my new home.
Now with both eyes open, sadly, I knew it just wasn’t possible.
Why? Because life is about the peaks AND the valleys. If it were not for the valleys, we would never know how awesome it feels when to hit the peak! Really…
Really, it is about OUR (read here -> MY) attitude in the valley.
Choosing to keep your redneck tucked in until you can coast to the next peak. Using your opportunities to grow to new heights instead of allowing them to bring you down deeper into the valley.
Don’t let a thief steal your joy. We all know they are not worth it.
Half the time THEY know they aren’t worth it.
Poor pitiful souls.