Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Attitude Adjustment

When I sat down tonight to read the new posts for the day, I already had in mind what I was going to write in my new post. But I'm happy to say I've changed my mind. I was all set to complain about some things that were bothering me and that I was mad about. Then after reading some very inspirational posts tonight I've changed my attitude. In particular, I'd like to thank Joan at http://50somethingwoman.blogspot.com/ and Stephanie at http://nieniedialogues.blogspot.com/ . And then I actually inspired myself after reading Amber Rose at http://opinionatedarewe.blogspot.com/ I gave her some words of advice in a comment, and I made myself realize that I needed to take my own advice. Sometimes knowing something and actually doing it are two different things. But I'm going to make my actions speak now.

I was very upset after hearing that my DIL's brother, Ronnie, is moving back here upon his release from the hospital tomorrow from his very serious car accident with my son's car. But now I've decided I need to pray for Ronnie's health and recovery and hope that this doesn't affect Austin and Melissa's life, marriage and happiness. There, now I can release it. That's all I can do. It's not my problem.

As I told Amber, a rule of life that I try to follow is to eliminate all that is toxic in my life. Whether it be food, people, thoughts, habits, etc. Doing what you know to be best can be difficult and you need to be reminded once in a while. So my thoughts need to turn to the positive. I can feel the weight lift a little already. I'm still being troubled by these headaches and I think a change in my thinking and attitude may help this. I may even sleep a little better, too. I'll let you know tomorrow how this works out.


MzzLily said...

I can relate...

Since having my in-laws move in, I've discovered many things about them that make life very difficult. I hadn't know them a really long time when we made the decision. We were newlyweds.

I've had people ask me, now that I know such and such, if I had it to do over, would I?

My answer is always, "I'm glad I don't have it to do over, because the first time I did what was right."

If I allowed myself to daydream about not having them come here, it would be toxic to my mental health, and serve no purpose except to breed unhappiness. As the old song says, "It is well with my soul."

Hang in there girlfriend. We'll hold each other up!

Linda said...

Hi Nina, you know, I read that twice and somehow misunderstood. I thought he looked awfully young to be your grandfather!!! Thanks for clearing that up! I hope things will go well for your family. Linda

SquirrelQueen said...

I hope it helps with the headaches and maybe you will be able to sleep tonight.
I really believe that our attitude and how we handle stress has an effect on our health.

AmberRose said...

It made me smile to read your blog today and see that you wrote about me :D...When I started my blog I never imagined that I'd had so many loyal followers, let alone one in particular who would think to even put me in their own blog...that made my day...

and you were right about the comment you left me. I am slowly getting over it...Im just still shocked that this girl is older than I am and still can't grow up... and the fact that I had to loose a good friend because of her...

Lover of Life/ Nancy said...

I think sometimes taking the high road is very healthy for us during difficult times. I have taken refuge by telling myself that my daughters have their own lessons to learn in life, and I don't need to run interference. It has given me great solace!! Hope your headaches are getting better permanently.

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a great out look you have. It is so true that when we hold on to anger or bitterness it just effects us. It starts to eat us up inside and does nothing to the person we are angry or bitter towards.

Praying for people who we do not like, are mad at or has hurt is is not easy to do but once you actually take that step you grow a bit and soon see it was the right thing to do.

The right thing to do can often be the hardest thing for us to do.

So good for you!



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