I heard one of the best advice today which is: 10% of the things in life we have no control over, but 90% of the things in life we are in control of. There is so much truth in this. How many of us have gotten upset or allowed something that is out of our control to ruin a whole day, week or even year? Perhaps you had an argument with a friend, partner or co-worker or you had an accident (eg. dropped your phone, broke your arm). Although this is out of your control, you allowed negative feelings to build up. It made you end up feeling angry or sad all day, feel stressed and caused you to attract bad things to happen during the day (eg. spilling things on yourself or tripping over the stairs). I’ve definitely allowed things out of my control to build up, which is not healthy in order to live a happy life.
Many of us often feel that life will be happy when… Rather than deciding to be happy now, regardless of the circumstance. Many of us complain from the smallest things, even when we don’t notice it. I say this, because I definitely have periods of time where I realise that I’m having negative thoughts wandering in my mind and allowing it to affect my mood, which is something I really want to avoid as someone who strives to be positive. We blame and complain on things that are often out of our control, rather then let them be. We may worry about things that will very most likely never happen, and if they do happen it’s never as bad as we imagine. For the new week I really want myself and anyone who may stumble across these words, to really think about what makes you happy. You might find that it’s often the simple things in life :)
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.