Aimless or Powerless

 

goose-mother-geeses-and-babies-are-floating-on-the-pond-in-sunny-morningThe word aimless has so many meanings.  Careless, directionless, wandering, unguided, thoughtless, are just a few that I read from a list of synonyms of the word.

When I think of the word aimless, my mind can’t help but focus on an image in my mind of several beautiful Canadian Geese floating aimlessly on the water just a short distance from where I was sitting at a table.  As I watched the sailboats gliding aimlessly across the blue water of the lake my thoughts were so peaceful and calm.

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It was such a lovely scene from the patio of the lovely restaurant in the marina with the geese  floating on the water aimlessly, the warm sun was shining in on the many patrons enjoying a delicious meal and life was very good at that moment.

These are the pleasurable moments in life that we all wish to keep in our minds to return to in other times of stress and difficulty.  If only life could always be so serene, so peaceful!

As we know, life cannot always be this lovely; in fact life can become downright horrible some days so how can we find a balance?  How can we cope?

Sometimes just when you think you have life all figured out and in balance, you are yet again faced with a wall or an unexpected hurdle to tackle and try to cope with.

There are many times when we are faced with problems with people who want to control you and how can we cope?  There may be someone who needs help and guidance but we are not strong enough ourselves to give the help and guidance.

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There are so many cliches floating about that we repeat in our minds and I have to admit that at least one will come to my mind when I find that I’m faced with a dilemma.

 

“When faced with lemons, make lemonade”, meaning, “when faced with troubles, turn them into opportunities”.  I do like this cliche!

 

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Sometimes we are powerless to fix things and have to also face this.  I have had such a situation that I cannot fix!  So I pray and let the ‘powers that be’ do the fixing! Most of the time we have to accept that we are powerless rather than aimless!

 

 

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