Let go, move on.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
~ Oprah Winfrey
There are many things we have control over. What we eat, think about, our perspective and who we spend our time with, what we listen to and read. All have an effect on us mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
But there are many things we can’t control, such as what others say and do, traffic, weather, world situations, etc. The way we respond to the things we can’t control no matter how big or small often determines our stress level and the quality of our health and life.
There are two suggestions I have about dealing with things you can’t control. May I encourage you to:
Do your best with a good hopeful positive attitude. Tend to your own life, and be a blessing to others. Change in the world starts with change in our own personal world. Leave the results of your effort in God’s hands. This strengthens us spiritually and develops trust and faith.
Learn to be calm, live in the moment and let go. I heard a story about a woman who was approaching her 100th birthday. She looked 20 years younger and was asked her secret. She said she lived without worry, laughed every day, and let go of things that she couldn’t control. Living calm and without worry allows us to remain clear minded, focused and peaceful. Living in the moment allows for awareness and self-control. Letting go allows for acceptance of things you can’t do anything about, brings contentment and we are able to move forward in a positive direction.
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
~ Theodore Roosevelt
So, remember, we have only one day at a time to live, so live this day consciously and deliberately and choose well!