Tuesday, May 4, 2010


So, I realized I can choose to be mad at Greece for costing me thousands of dollars, or I can choose to look forward to buying a nice little beach house in Greece in a couple years. I've chosen to be excited about the beach house! =)

And yes, I know enough to know that global economics are not so simple as Greece causing the value of the Euro relative to the dollar to go down. And I also know enough to know that nobody else knows it all either. Especially the professionals.

And I'm okay with all of that. Life's not about what happens to you. (And for the record, I've been incredibly blessed in that way.) But it's really about how you respond to the things that do happen to you. Shit happens. Some shit you can control. Some you can't. What you can always control is how you react to it.

I'm not exactly a religious person, but isn't there a saying/proverb/verse along the lines of 'God grant me the courage to change the things I can, the serenity to accept the things I can't, and the wisdom to know the difference'? I kinda like that. I like that it doesn't talk about the power to change more things. Cause no matter how much power you have, you still can't change volcanic ash clouds, or exploding oil rigs. Crap will always be out of your control. Just ask the new Greek government.

But buying a little beach house in Greece isn't out of my control. Or at least thinking about it. =)

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