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I need something spectacular to happen

Life is half what you make it, and half what it makes of you.

Every decision we make, from what socks to wear to the cars we drive, reflects our ability to control our own lives. Even just the attitudes we have are, in most cases, decisions. I can choose to see my life in a positive way, or I can choose to see it negatively.

But you’ve heard me say all that before. Instead, let’s talk about the things we can’t control.

The lottery, for instance. We can control whether or not we buy a ticket, but we can’t control the entirely random selection of winning numbers. It just happens.

In the end, all you can really do is put yourself in position for things to happen to you. Although sometimes you end up getting opportunities without any conscious planning at all. It just happens.

Good things happen. Bad things happen. And we often have no control over what those things are…just over our reactions.

Personally, I think I’ve done a decent job with the decisions I’ve made over the past few years. Sure, some could have been better, but that’s part of life.

But that’s beside the point. Like the title says, I need something spectacular to happen. Good, preferably. Bad if it has to be. I just feel like it’s been so long since something really powerful has occurred in my life. Something that I could react to…something to force a life-changing decision and, dare I say, get me out of the rut that I’m in.

Not to say that my life is bad in any way…I suppose it’s just that there have always been big things going on in it. But the past couple of years have been largely devoid of that sort of excitement. I’ve generated my own opportunities, but it’s different when things just happen, y’know?

Yeah.

Russ

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