“Limited thinking causes you to live a limited life” – Joel Osteen
Life is always going to have its ups and downs. Sometimes the downs are really huge and quite life changing. It’s in those times, how we respond to it is the key to making it through it.
We always have a choice. We can choose to dwell on it and dwell on it and dwell on it…. OR, we can choose to accept it, learn from it, and move on. If we can learn to do that, we can find the ups in life again.
I experienced one of the worst days in my life a year ago this week. I allowed myself the time I needed to cry, hurt, hide away from the world, question myself, and so on – we all need that time to heal ourselves. Some take longer than others to make it through the healing process that’s needed after any devastating event, and that’s okay. However, there DOES come a time to put it behind you or you will never completely heal and see the joys life has in store for you.let go
The moment I accepted that my husband left me and that it wasn’taccept my fault, I started to heal. Now, I could choose to remain angry and hurt and devastated (bitter? yes, still…), BUT, I realized that by allowing myself to continually experience those emotions was actually allowing him to continue to have a place in my life even though he had moved on. What good was that doing me??? NONE!!!
Acceptance doesn’t mean that you’ve forgiven, agree with, or even understand why something has happened; it just means that you are not going to allow it to hold you back any longer. Acceptance puts peace in your heart. Acceptance frees you.
choose happyMy main point to this is: if you allow yourself to continually dwell on all the bad things that has ever happened to you in your life, you will never be able to see all the good that is waiting for you. Don’t limit yourself to the negative thoughts. Don’t allow yourself to stay trapped in the downside of life. Let it go.
Change your way of thinking, change your way of seeing things, and you’ll be amazed at all the happiness that is around you and a part of you.