Happy Monday my friends,
Sometimes we let things bother us enough that it takes over our thoughts and actions when in reality there is not much we can do about it. Today’s message is about separating those things we can control and letting go of the things we cannot.
“Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.” (Jonathan Kozol)
The flip side of “don’t sweat the small the stuff” is fighting for the things we care about. At the same time, we should try to avoid battles we have absolutely no chance of winning. In general, things that help us be the person we most want to be are the things worth fighting for. Those that don’t have much impact-or that may even detract from our best self-need to be let go.
NOTE TO SELF:
Of the possible battles I may face today, which really matter? And of those that matter, which will make the biggest difference if I fight them? (Linda Picone)
Look within! The secret is inside you. (Hui-neng)
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. (Wayne Dyer)
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. (Confucius)
Wishing everyone a wonderful week
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off