This is one of my favorite quotes. And I’ve been thinking about it a lot and how I should apply this to my life. It doesn’t matter what people say about me or what people say to me. Their perception of me shouldn’t matter, their opinion of me and my life doesn’t matter, it won’t change who I am or how I conduct myself.
I hate when I hear something that someone has said about me or when someone says something not nice or judgemental straight to my face. I want to convince them that they are wrong, I want to argue with them to prove a point. It never works. So I get caught up in trying to prove to these people that what they are saying to me is an incorrect evaluation of who I am and it ends up being a waste of time. I am a type A, control freak afterall. 🙂
So I am having to learn how to apply this quote & the serenity prayer in my life right now. I am having to learn that I have to know when to decipher the situations that I can control, the situations that I can’t, and then pray for the wisdom to know the difference.
I love this quote, it just puts me at peace. Regardless of whether people are God believers or not, I wish that all humanity would apply this principal to their lives and TRULY live it. Our world would be a better place. I’ll try my hardest if you will.
On a sidenote, remember this post about my great-aunt & uncle who just recently celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary? Well, my great-aunt passed away yesterday morning. She was 91 years old and died peacefully in her home she shared with her husband of 75 years. We should all be so lucky. There was no illness, pain, or tragedy. I never heard a bad thing about her, she was never anything but kind to me, & she would ALWAYS give me a glass jar to catch frogs in when I was at her house.
There were a million of them in the driveway in the summer time & all the kids would take jars out there, start collecting them, & then wrap the top of the jar with saran wrap. Then we would sneak them into my parents’ minivan & of course something would happen causing the jars to fall over & frogs to go EVERYWHERE! And we would have to drive the 3 hours all the way home with jumping frogs. ahaha! It was so awesome! Then we would get in trouble because my mother would find dead frogs in her car for days afterwards. Sorry mama, trust me, Lboy will pay me back for it tenfold.
My great-aunt & uncle had six children (the oldest is 74 the youngest is 60), a million grandchildren, a ton of great-grandchildren and so on, so there will be a huge family get together to celebrate the wonderful, full life of my aunt later this week. Due to this & my computer being broken you will more than likely not hear from me again for a few weeks and I won’t be able to take any blog design orders.
Until then, HAPPY BLOGGING & I look forward to getting back to the blogosphere!