I think this is One Size Fits All...Ha Ha!
I have a board on Pinterest called "Shut the Front Door". This board is full of quotes, pics, and posters that make me smile....and sometimes, laugh out loud.
Of course, the Big Girl Panties pic is one of my favorites! I don't know about you, but I have to remind myself to "put on my Big Girl panties" frequently.... and sometimes, when I am hard of hearing, I am known to emphatically repeat it to myself!
I will share with you a tiny secret I don't tell just anyone...Within me, there lives a little girl who doggedly believes in fairy tales. She continuously looks for the "happily ever after". This girl wants everyone to be happy. She avoids conflicts at all costs and she would really love for her parents to still be here to rescue her from life's trials. And of course, just when all is hopeless, she would love to call Prince Charming and he would swoop down to save the day (cause she has him on speed dial)!
As you can imagine, my Reality is far from what my inner child envisions. Just like you, I have had plenty of the unexpected..several life scenes in which I was thrust on stage without a script or even any stage direction! There have been many life moments where I have failed to respond in a gracious manner....I have faced lots of roadblocks to my dreams....there have been work conflicts, family conflicts, inner conflicts when I have really just wanted to go home, crawl under the covers and pull them over my head for comfort.
I think this is why my Big Girl panties need to be worn regularly! With BGPs on, I can look at a situation for what it is, and not what I want it to be. BGPs give me clarity and wisdom to respond to a situation and not react. They help remind me that in life....stuff happens......people disappoint... I disappoint myself....work conflicts occur with or without my participation.....and the sun continues to rise and set. I know, I know....BGPs won't solve every problem, dry every tear, and give me that happy ending I dream of on occasion. They do, however, remind me, to act like a grownup....to straighten up and fly right...to own my own actions...and last but not least, to make the best of every situation in which I find myself. Yes, BGPs are quite the fashion statement for me. In fact, I may see if it's possible to own more than one pair...:)