Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I can't change...

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I can't change the direction of the wind. But I can adjust my sails.

~ Leonard Jablonski ~

5 comments:

John McElveen said...

Amen!

J

SeaSpray said...

Amen John! :)

passionstamper said...

I think this is so true of life in general...it's all in the attitude we approach life with. I was having a conversation with someone recently who has a most wonderful and positive outlook when dealing with hardships, difficult people or situations. She has a gratitude book she started, and when she is going thru challenging times or dealing with a difficult person or circumstance, she adds the person or calamity to the gratitude book. Each day she THANKS GOD for each and every person or circumstance on that list and prays about it. She thanks God for the opportunity of each challenge in her life this way...she says this is what God expects from us, and by doing this, it frees God up to work in those people's lives. It also frees her up from the ownership of any guilt, anger or bad feelings she harbors concerning those people or situations, as she releases all this to God's divine care. ....awesome concept, huh?! She also says she reminds herself every day that every situation has a expiration date! AMEN!

passionstamper said...

I think this is so true of life in general...it's all in the attitude we approach life with. I was having a conversation with someone recently who has a most wonderful and positive outlook when dealing with hardships, difficult people or situations. She has a gratitude book she started, and when she is going thru challenging times or dealing with a difficult person or circumstance, she adds the person or calamity to the gratitude book. Each day she THANKS GOD for each and every person or circumstance on that list and prays about it. She thanks God for the opportunity of each challenge in her life this way...she says this is what God expects from us, and by doing this, it frees God up to work in those people's lives. It also frees her up from the ownership of any guilt, anger or bad feelings she harbors concerning those people or situations, as she releases all this to God's divine care. ....awesome concept, huh?! AMEN!

SeaSpray said...

That is a terrific mindset to be in Pstamper. She sounds like a wise and wonderful person. we can all learn from someone like her.

Amen to what she said for sure.

I am working on acceptance and letting go of guilt and appreciating the good things now.