Thursday, June 12

Not Weighed Down By Life's Pressures......... 6/12/14

Adopting a right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.   Hans Selye, stress theory pioneer

     I'm slipping in my gratitudes a minute into the next day.  I'm worn out. My baseball team lost tonight and I'm rising early tomorrow.  Other than that, I'm
doing well.

Gratitudes for Wednesday: 
1.  I faced my fears and did something I didn't want to do. The task was easier than imagined, but not pleasant, comparable to cleaning out a cat litter box.

      Patient I was, tonight. Didn't want to be. Someone at a meeting, spoke way longer than allowed.  I desperately wanted to cut him off, I was leading the group.  I let him continue. In veiled language, he complained about how I treat him.

      That was fine. If I interrupted him, it would have contributed more to the difficulties we're having.  I am with people all the time, it's the nature of my work. It's a given, feelings will be bruised on an occasion.  I am glad I don't surrender to other people's interpretations of me.  I'd be walking on eggshells all the time, if  I did.

2.   I'm glad I'm not externally referented.
3.  I love resting in God, realizing much of my life is unmanageable. I know only His help can handle impossible circumstances.  During such times, I see what I can do. That's much saner. The rest, I leave up to God.  As a result the lines of stress, anxiety, anger and fear are not etched into my face.

How About You?
What are your three gratitudes for today? 

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Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.