U is for Unshakable

Six Sentences From Atop My Soapbox

Stand strong in life's storms!
Today was one of those day when every little thing seemed to bring problems, and nothing went as smoothly as planned.  I'm sure you've had days like that, when no matter how hard you try, it feels like the universe is conspiring against you, and you begin to wonder if maybe you should have stayed home in bed.  It's easy to let life's little storms get to you; you find yourself getting frustrated, and then irritated as your patience wears thin and your smile starts to fade. 

Today I was determined not to let that happen; when things went wrong or took way too long, I inhaled slowly and told myself to remain calm in the moment - and it worked!  Instead of the day unraveling and me grumbling-  or worse, I decided to go with the flow, deal with what I could, and let go of what I couldn't.  I developed a "bring it on" attitude, laughed at the jumbled-up situations and communications, and came home with my peace of mind and smile still intact.
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  1. It helps to remind myself to stay calm before it gets too out of hand. Good points.

  2. excellent advice- and very true !

  3. Another fabulous post Josie. Often our thoughts impact our actions and it's necessary to have positive thoughts.

  4. I tend to stop, take a deep breath and remember that there is always someone else that is much worse off than me!

  5. That's the perfect attitude to have. I used to manage it when I was out in the world... and yes, those days were the best ones. I know at times you struggle with your job Jose, I don't mean doing it, but with having to go out and work every day. I have read where you say that you wish so much that you didn't have to work, and maybe that really is true. There was a time when I used to say that, too. But, I am here to tell you that being home every day --- not working --- is hell. I will never, ever wish for that again if I am lucky enough to be able to work again. There is nothing wrong with my mind, but physically I cannot do it. I would give just about anything to have the luxury of having a life. I'm sure I will be writing about this soon, it is on my mind in such a big way. And yes, I know that you deserve whatever it is you desire, so I really do hope that you get to stop working, for many I know that is very real. I think I just sense in you alot of the same spirit that I have. Maybe I'm wrong. Either way, love you tons. Hugs.

  6. so often people assume that what happens to them and their actions really predicts their thought process ...when it's truly more often the other way around.

  7. Yep, it's all in the attitude. We can't always control what's happening around us but we can control our attitude. Took a years...for me to learn that.

  8. Great post, Josie -- when you can reframe your entire perspective with just one thought. I need to remind myself of that these days.oxo


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