What do you do with your disappointment?
I've discovered that my disappointment will go down one of two paths: 1) I embed it and then it turns to anger and bitterness which can erupt at any given moment; or 2) I embrace it, go forward and use it for my benefit.
I learned this just yesterday when I suffered a minor disappointment. Well, shoot a monkee! This was something I had looked forward to and anxiously awaited for a few weeks! It just didn’t happen. (No one to blame; only Life.)
So yesterday I chose to forget the circumstances and use that extra energy to my organizing advantage. It seems I ALWAYS have something to organize, don’t YOU??
Thus, I made distinct headway in organizing a project I was currently working on (with only minor enthusiasm and at a snail’s pace)! By the end of the eight hours that I had dedicated to working, the project was newly inspired and organized!
This is not typical of me. Yes, I usually sit around and because there is so much to do I just continue to sit. And mope. And whine.
So now I discovered that here’s a little cheese to go along with that whine: Disappointment can help you! Sometimes disappointment will bring creativity to seemingly uncreative people!
Try this and let me know if it works for you just like it did for me: Choose a disappointment you have experienced, maybe one you just can't handle, and use it to bring new light into your life just by letting go of it! I know this sounds like madness, but it did work for me! From now on, I will try to channel those energies anew!
Here’s the child life album I organized yesterday. The material was (physically) ripped from an old paper-type scrapbook and is now ready to be re-written into a photo-safe album. This stack represents ages 3 to Graduation, including all school memorabilia and photos as well as some background papers to use for various subject as I make them all into an album celebrating the life of my son!