A Reinvestment Story
To what or to whom might you return?
Disillusionment and disorientation happen. They are never comfortable, and usually not expected.
When we begin a relationship, start a job, or join a group, we unrealistically expect that everything will always go well. Most things go well most of the time, but not always. And so, we become disillusioned or disoriented.
At this point, we have a story about being let down, disappointed.
Yet, as years pass and perspectives mature, you may find that you wish to re-engage. Wiser and more realistic, you decide to re-connect, re-consider, re-join what you once rejected. Allowing for the ultimate good and the occasional bad, you reinvest.
Now, you have a story of reinvestment.
It might sound like this:
We had a falling out years ago, but after our parents both passed away, we became close friends in later life. Brothers again, reminiscent of our childhood.
I used to volunteer with this group, but when I got sick, no one offered to help. I was left all alone, forgotten, and it really hurt. But, I still believe in the mission and I decided to forgive and rejoin and work to make sure this doesn’t happen to others.
Stories of reinvestment. Not easily done, perhaps not often attempted. Some situations don’t even merit a return; it would be a bad idea.
But do you have one that does? Consider your life and determine if you have a reinvestment story residing with you, waiting to happen, needing to happen.
It’s not too late to develop new friendships or reconnect with people.