Welcome to T-shirt Topic Tuesday!
Today’s topic is brought to you by a man on a plane.
My husband and I were travelling home after a wonderful visit with our out-of-state kids. The man sitting in the aisle seat had a lapel pin that said, “4>2.”
My husband, ever the curious, friendly fellow, struck up a conversation with the gentleman and found out the meaning behind his lapel pin.
Essentially, it stands for his philosophy in life: the things that happen for (4) me are greater than (>) the things that happen to (2) me. He believed, as do I, that we can gain and grow and learn from every experience, becoming stronger, wiser, and more empathetic towards those around us. Even when life is hard, or people are cruel, we can learn patience, forgiveness, and kindness. We get to choose how we respond in any given situation. Those choices can lead to great growth and progress in building our character.
So my challenge today is this: If you find yourself frustrated by the trials of your life, remember that you can choose to allow the situation to happen TO you, dragging you down, or you can choose to see it as happening FOR you, allowing you to learn and grow.
Let’s choose to grow together!
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