Today I am reminded to just be myself. There are times when no matter what I do, I will just never please everyone all the time. I used to carry such guilt based on others reactions to choices I made in my life. Today I am happy to report I am free. I am free from judgement, guilt, blame and the constant desire to be perfect by someone else’s standards of who I should be. One of my favorite quotes of all time…
The world will adjust.
Words can be twisted into any shape. Promises can be made to lull the heart and seduce the soul. In the final analysis, words mean nothing. They are labels we give things in an effort to wrap our puny little brains around their underlying natures, when ninety-nine percent of the time the totality of the reality is an entirely different beast. The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them.
Karen Marie Moning
“When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the enviroment in which it grows, not the flower”
– Alexander Den Heijer
Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect~Margaret Mitchell
In a world where people cannot seem to accept the reality of anything these days, I found this quote to be quite fitting.
Today is Monday. My mantra is whatever happens, happens.
This morning didn’t go as planned. I had to unexpectedly drive my son to school and my husbands truck wouldn’t start again. I could’ve reacted with anger and frustration and displaced it onto everyone involved or I could simply not judge any of it repeating the mantra above. Whatever happens, happens.
Regardless of how much I worry or how much I plan, I have absolutely no knowledge or control over what the day will bring. When I look around me, I see people completely freaking out over perceived threats. It is turning their lives around and completely disrupting their functioning in life. What a terrible way to spend the only time I have. I have to learn from their mistakes and simply learn to take life as it comes with the courage to rise above dreading what may or may not be. Fear is a terrible thing but it can cause us to do two different things, realize there is nothing to fear but fear itself or keep us shaking in a corner waiting for a ball to drop that isn’t even real. We all have to decide for ourselves. As for me, I’m going to take the “let’s just wait and see approach”. It won’t be easy but sometimes retraining the mind is a necessary thing.
A choir is made up of many voices, including yours and mine. If one by one all go silent then all that will be left are the soloists.
Don’t let a loud few determine the nature of the sound. It makes for poor harmony and diminishes the song.
Love, like fire, goes out without fuel.