Health (mental too)

Are You Sitting on Your Cactus?

A few months ago I saw a lovely little saying by Joyce Meyer that reminded me of my sometimes shitty attitude.

It said …

“You may have been given a cactus, but you don’t have to sit on it”

Remind you of anyone?  Remind you of yourself?

We all have bad things happen.  Some have more.  Some have less.

I’ve been asking myself about my cactus sitting habit ever since I saw that quote.

I don’t love my job.  I take that back.  I love my job and what I do, but it’s not what I feel I’m meant to do.

I’m grateful to have this job, especially considering my circumstances, but in some ways it’s a cactus to me.

But I don’t have to sit on it.

When the other people in the office don’t turn the coffee pot off and it starts burning and really stinking up the place, I don’t have to get mad about it.  I can just turn it off myself.

When the other people in the office don’t mark whether or not they are in or out, I don’t have to get mad about it.  I can just mark it for them or ignore it and worry about myself.

When the other people in the office don’t do what they are supposed to be doing, I don’t have to get mad about it.  I need to remind them of what needs to be done.

Having a bad attitude won’t make things better and complaining sure won’t.

I’ve vowed to stop sitting on my cactus … cactuses …. cacti.

Are you sitting on your cactus?  Are there situations you are making worse with a bad attitude?

 

 


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2 thoughts on “Are You Sitting on Your Cactus?”

    1. Exactly … that’s the point. Why make a bad situation worse by complaining (aka sitting on your cactus)? I’m doing a lot better with not griping all the time about tough situations.

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