Do you ever play the “What If” game? It goes something like this (by the way, tag you’re it).
What if…my baby never sleeps through the night?
What if…my toddler never gets potty trained?
What if…my son doesn’t make the team?
What if…my daughter doesn’t graduate?
I bet you could come up with a million other “what ifs.” Lately it is a game I have been playing. But it mostly stems around, “What if things in Syria continue to be volatile when my son gets sent to Turkey?”
Only this time I wasn’t playing the game alone, because I felt a response in my heart. It was my very own words being echoed back at me. Okay…so what if?
How many times do we ask this question without giving any real thought to the answer?
In other words, sure, it might happen. But then it might not. And if it does happen, what are you doing to do about it anyway?
It comes down to this…if you are going to worry about it, if you are going to concern yourself so much, you might as well have an answer to your “what if.” This put things into a different perspective for me.
I can spend a lot of time dwelling on the “what ifs” or I can engage in the here and now. For right now my son is safe in Texas. For right now I don’t have to be concerned about the future.
It’s time to stop playing the “What If” game…because there really can’t be any winners in it.
© 2012, Stephanie Romero