“And finally, the card that represents the future”. . .she flipped over the card and gasped. . .”Oh MY! This is a wonderful card! It’s not even supposed to be in the deck-“.
My card was blank. Clean slate. I could fill it with ANYTHING.
There in that tiny room, my world exploded- I mean, it’s everyone’s hope that they are at a place in their life where they have unlimited possibilities. Nothing holding them back. . .I’ve always been a planner. Never living in the present, always looking forward. Had I seen a blank card even a year ago, I would have had a category 5 panic attack!! But today, when she flipped it over- not even knowing what it meant- I smiled.
For the first time in my life, I don’t know what’s coming, I don’t have plans, I’m not in control. . .AND I’M OK WITH THAT!
Relinquishing control is a matter of TRUST. If you surround yourself with people and environments that you trust, there is no fear of what will happen. If you TRUST your partner, you don’t feel the need to CONTROL their activities. When you TRUST your children, CONTROLLING their decisions is unnecessary. The opposite is true of distrust. Sometimes we have valid reasons for not trusting someone, in which case we need to evaluate whether the relationship should remain a vital part of our life. Other times we assume worse-case scenarios and let anxiety cloud our judgments of what is ACTUALLY happening.
Take some time to reflect- in reality, we’ve all been dealt blank cards for the future. You may see things differently through the glasses of the past and present. But take the glasses off- if life dealt you a blank card, how would you react? What would you do differently?