Friday, April 25, 2008

Lesson learned.

Ok, I have a very dear friend who has been my "voice of reason" for many years now. I can't even begin to write all the things she's taught me. Anyway, the latest "lesson" was one I should have learned long long ago, but obviously didn't.

Only I can make MY decisions. Only I can choose to feel the way I do. Others may TRY to make me mad, happy, sad, excited etc, but ultimately, it's all up to me to decide HOW I feel. It's also up to me to decide, after getting advice, (asked for or not) how to act on something. Someone can TRY to upset me, BUT I can choose to be happy instead & not let it bother me. I learned that for someone else to "decide" how I feel, is actually, giving THEM control over my life!

I'm done, I'm NOT doing that anymore. I AM TAKING CONTROL OF MY LIFE!!!

It took me 36 years, but I'm ready. I also figure, better late than never!


Muzic Luvr said...

Who ever said that is SO right. i..... i never really thought of that until now. thanks for the advice.

love ya babe

peace out bye

1boy4girls said...

Great lesson learned. Also one that's easy to forget in the moment. Thanks for the reminder! Hope you have a great day. We have SUN! I don't know what to do with myself. I think it might burn my eyes though, it's been so long...

Karen said...

I sure need to learn this lesson. Thanks for the reminder! (And thanks for the nice comment on my blog!) :D