Are you dealing with a life-altering change that came out of nowhere?
I can relate. I’ve been there and so has Buffy.
One of my favorite television shows of all time is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Every episode is filled with scary monsters but also real life. Buffy is a normal teenage girl, except for the fact that she’s a vampire slayer. Every week, she must balance two lives: her teenage life (what, grounded again?) and her slayer life (you couldn’t go suck on some other town?).
The above quote is one of my favorite all-time quotes from Buffy. It talks about something we can all deal with: big moments. Joss nailed it when he said that even if we see it coming, we’re not prepared.
Lose a job, spouse, friend, lover?
Confronted with a moral dilemma and not sure what to do?
It doesn’t matter what the big moment is; what counts is what we do afterwards.
Whether we stand tall or cower in the corner, our actions/motivations show the world who we are.
So the next time a big moment arrives, pause and dig deep in yourself and ask:
What would Buffy do?
No, I’m kidding. That only works for me. 😉
Meditate/Pray/Reflect on who you are and how this big moment can, in the long run, make you a better person. We’re all molded clay and each big moment is the potter’s hands creating a masterpiece (us).