Fortune Cookie Friday: A Mystery, Not A Problem

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So I guess this will be our next fortune, because as these things tend to happen to me, this one fell out of....well, I'm not quite sure where it came from! I found it sitting on my couch yesterday afternoon. I can only assume it fell out of the notebook I was writing in.

(I did mention that I have a ton of these things laying around, didn't I?) Anyway, here's today's fortune:


Life is not a problem to be solved but rather a mystery to be lived.

This one was timely, for me. It's been, honestly, a bit of a bad week. I try not to let bad weeks get to me too much, as I know they'll pass, but between my husband and I being ill and a bunch of other stuff that happened, it's definitely been one of those weeks if you know what I mean.

Sometimes, those weeks tend to pile up on one another. And then before you know it, you've had one of those months, or one of those years. How many times have you seen social media posts from people like, "That's it, 2018 is FIRED!" and it's only, what...April?

I'm sure we've all done it. I used to! But how about instead of letting those problems color our world view, we start thinking about good things in between the bad things? Maybe taking a moment to be grateful for something good, even amongst all the bad? This is how I get through the bad stuff, myself.

So my question for you is this: how do you view life? Is it a mystery to be enjoyed, or a problem to be solved?

This week, even though it is one of those weeks, I'm actively choosing to see life not as a problem or a series of problems. These things will be resolved, and the illnesses will pass.

I prefer the mystery of life, whatever may come. I prefer to give myself the freedom to enjoy it, even when problems arise, by solving any problems that come up but not equating them to life itself or inflating their status and meaning in my life.

My prayer for all who are suffering through life's problems is that they may see fewer problems. I pray for solace, comfort, and the good kind of mystery.

Drop me a line and let me know your thoughts. 🐝

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