Lately, I’ve been stepping out of my comfort zone, taking a few risks, and putting myself out there. It’s been an eye-opening experience. My sentiments are captured nicely in the following quote:
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dr. Seuss captured it pretty nicely, too:
Another “Think On These Things” post. I’m on a roll. Now just to post my gratitude backlog. One step at a time, right…
All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
~ Lao Tzu
Two posts in one day. Maybe the hiatus is over. Or maybe I just woke up early.
Lots of change right now and much of it has me feeling empowered. Finally. Here’s a good quote to help re-frame if you’re in a similar position and feel the urge to control…
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
~ John Wooden
Thanks to my friend Laura for the quote below. Not only is it a great quote to start the week, it’s also worthy of a blog post (sorry for another hiatus, peeps).
I am not here to change the world. I am changing the world because I am here.
– Lisa Wilson
Have a great week, everyone.
I haven’t had a Think On These Things Post lately. Today’s is fitting because of recent circumstances in my life. Surrender doesn’t mean giving up. It means trusting that things will unfold as they are meant to and that it will be in the greatest good of everyone concerned. This is not something I always acknowledge and often I actively fight it. I like to allow myself to believe I can control everything. What heartache and suffering this creates. Instead, I remind myself today to surrender to the reality that it is what it is and to do my best to make the best of it and realize that all states are temporary. True for good and bad.
In the words of Brave Girls’ Club:
We learn really good things when we are stretched, pulled, whirled and twirled. We learn things about LIFE, but mostly we learn things about ourselves. We learn that we are pretty darned tough, pretty darned awesome and pretty darned smart.
And when we know that stuff, we know we can do anything.
And then we don’t have to be afraid. We can just live, and do good things and be happy and pull others up when they are down. And then, we realize it was all worth it
April 22, 2013 – I am grateful for a quick change in situation. Proof that surrender works and that shifting perspective can change an entire situation. A good lesson for me with respect to my need to be in control and to orchestrate everything. Sometimes things work out better if I sit back and let if all unfold. Grateful.
April 20, 2013 – I am grateful for a fun night with old friends. It’s incredible to think back to when we all met and to see how far we’ve come and to know we can always count on one another wherever life takes us. PPL, my bought-and-paid-fors.
April 19, 2013 – I am grateful for stepping out of my comfort zone and embracing fear. Who knows where it will lead. I just know it beats being stagnant. Ending today with a feeling of empowerment and relief.
April 18, 2013 – I am grateful for my parents’ health. Here’s praying for a long and healthy life for them. I want them to get to see their grandkids grow up. And I’m extra grateful for E&N tonight since as much as it is a big commitment for my parents to help raise E&N, it is this very responsibility that contributes to my parents’ overall good health because it keeps them active and engaged.