I read, appreciate and treasure each and every comment left here for me. I seem to be lacking the umph to respond to each individually as I once did but please know they are all read and appreciated.
I just read the comment left by our dear blogging friend souldipper please check it out. It speaks to wanting a life with peace and serenity. I think it would be safe to say that is something we all would love to have, peace and serenity. Where do such feeling come from? They come from within ourselves. The outside world doesn’t create or give us those feelings (all though it can help make it easier for us to attain them it seems). No, we create those feelings within ourselves or more likely we deprive ourselves of those very feelings. More often than not it seems we allow the negatives of stress and worry to over take our thinking. With my gimpy heart it is important for me to avoid stress and generally I am pretty good at it. But, I do remain “on guard” so to speak as negative thoughts can so easily sneak up on you.
It has taken me a long time to really realize and accept it but I truly and the master of my own destiny as is each and every other person the master of their own lives. If there truly is to be peace and serenity within my heart, It is up to me to work towards and then attain those feelings. Now I can just hear so many saying things such as “yeah, yeah that is fine for you to say bout if you had to deal with…… you wouldn’t be saying it.” I know we each face a million potential stressors each and every day, enough to drive anyone crazy. If we can learn to control our emotions even just for a few short moments. Just long enough to really look at what ever issue is in front of us and ask ourselves. Is this really worth stressing about spoiling my mood, my day and just as importantly spoiling the moods and days of those in come in contact with. Before flying off the handle if I can just take that moment at look at the issue. I think by far most of the time we will just shrug it off. But, we do need to take that moment.Think right there of the stress we could rid ourselves of.
some times though in all of our lives there are issues that arise that we can’t just shrug off, what do we do then? Deal with it as soon as possible, don’t leave it hanging over you head. Deal with it and rid yourself of the worry and stress. Let’s face it there are issues that can arise that we know we are going to have to deal with sooner or later. We put off dealing with them as it may be uncomfortable or anyone of a dozen other things, so we procrastinate. Now what does that accomplish, nothing but adding to our stress by worrying and fretting. If it is something you know you must deal with sooner or later. Make it sooner make it now save yourself the stress and worry of delaying.
Happy Thanksgiving, Bill. Thank you for the link and your sweet, wise message. The value of staying current with life pays off indeterminately for me, too. The next wave of life can be met without a bundle of excess weight that would otherwise stymie any floatation device.
When I went for my Cat Scan, it was the first time I’d been to the big island since we talked about meeting at Schwartz Bay when Vi and you were holidaying this summer. I drove off that ferry and thought of you! I thought of all the strength, faith and gentleness you exude over this site. I knew I could face whatever was. ‘Bill does. So can I.’
That’s what Love does. Gives indeterminately! Thanks, my friend.
Every day, day in day out.
I hear what you’re saying.
I even know–I’ve experienced it and found that peace.
Why I’d give that up for ‘this’…..
There’s that ‘human’ factor. I know……none of us do it perfectly. And IF I want that, I know how to get it.
You even put it in black and white for me.
Now–if I can JUST get out of my own way……
And as I’ve been told “move or BE moved–choose…..” I get to choose. We all ‘get to’, eh?
Oh how I wish I could pound your common sense and logic into the heads of certain people in my immediate sphere who are unwilling to deal with issues, but more than willing to allow those issues to cloud their vision of the lucky life they’ve got. It’s so sad, such a waste of potentially good moments. You have it together!
Hi Bill .. do it now – don’t leave it til tomorrow; and be prepared .. all so necessary – particularly if life is stressful … we’re not adding to our own stress – such wise words for all of us…
and Soul Dipper is great isn’t she … thanks so much for all your posts .. with many thoughts – Hilary