Circumstances and challenges in life are very real. Everyone experiences them in some way. Often, they are beyond our control. But what does this really mean? It means we need to do what we can and let go of the rest. We need to pay attention to what we can control. For example, we can control our responses. We can control our perspective. We can control our expectations. We can control our emotions. We can control our behaviour. We can control our recovery.
Life does not always give us what we want, but we have control of who we are.
In 2019, it is important to stay solid and to have unshakable hearts. It is time for us to get back to basics: to laugh more; to be respectful; to have hope; to be kind to ourselves and each other; to be more flexible and resilient in our responses to life; to hold love and forgiveness in our hearts. At every turn, we have choices. We can react or respond.
Learning to respond differently sometimes takes practice. If you are motivated and want to learn new ways of being, write a comment below and let me know.