Thursday, June 28, 2012

Let Go and Move On : Attitude is Everything

Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page. Tori Amos

Be the heroine of your life, not the victim. Nora Ephron

Attitude is everything. This lovely little pin I found in my car

When I woke up this morning, all of these sentiments were coursing through my veins—my own personal mantra. It was time to get up. It was time to get moving.

Then during my morning run, as my feet moved to the beat of the new Maroon 5 CD, the words danced around in the back of my mind bringing a smile to my face, the feeling of happiness spreading through my chest.

For someone who has a deep desire to control every little thing in her life, I find letting go to be a huge personal struggle. Accepting people are not puppets in my life play, allowing events to unfold as life has destined them to—it all weighs on me heavily.

It’s something that I’ve come to realize will more then likely be a lifetime struggle for me, but I’m learning to deal. Going on adventures with no parameters beforehand, making plans on the fly. Baby steps.

But because of this need to constantly be in control, when things begin to spiral out of my reigns—from little things like a rain shower that came out of nowhere to the bigger life things—I often allow them to begin controlling me.

My mood shifts. I close up. And I begin to feel like the victim of my life story. (As if I’m the only one in the world who has ever had a bad day—I do realize how ridiculous this sounds!)

But as the great, late Nora Ephron said, we must be the heroines of our life, not the victims.

With that in mind, it’s time for me to turn the page and start the next chapter of my life. Leaving the past in the past and working on letting go of the things that I cannot control.

And the foundation for that is my attitude.

From choosing how to respond to others to reacting to events that occur in my life, attitude dictates everything.

If I let the little things slide off my back, if I treat others kinder then I’m feeling, and if I just remember that I am my own heroine and that I’m not a victim, every thing will just go so much smoother. And I will be so much happier.

Today has been the perfect example of this ideology! :)

It’s amazing what will happen when you decide to just let go, to move on, to relinquish control and to let life lead you where you’re going.

Every thing just seems to fall into place perfectly! :)

The day, the future, life in general—they all seem so much brighter. Simply because you decided to be happy. You decided to see them that way. You decided to have a good attitude.

So when you’re having a rough day, what do you do to stay positive? To stay happy?

1 comment:

  1. I completely relate to this post. I wish I could control everything in my life but I've been learning lately, usually the hard way, that God's plans are ALWAYS better than my plans. So I'm learning to go with the flow, enjoy life and let go.
    Thanks for posting!


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