Just to be up front, I’m not religious…and, although this is a prayer and (when used in such form) is addressed to God, I’m not addressing it to anyone; I’m addressing this to everyone.
This is a great way to look at things when you feel weighed down.
There’s some shit in life that is simply out of your control, so (hard as it is to do!) try to accept those things as they are because, at the end of the day, you can’t change them…
…focus efforts on the things in your power, and reward yourself when you acknowledge the difference between those things you can and can’t change.
This is a bloody hard quote to swallow sometimes…but it’s true, so I’m keeping hold of it. Rainbows are stunning, and I’d rather get caught in the rain and see the rainbow.
Life is rubbish sometimes, but experiencing the rubbish stuff helps you see the better bits…and can reeeeally put some stuff into perspective.
I’m not embarrassed or ashamed to share that I’m in therapy right now…
It’s quite a journey, and I’m at a point currently where I’m being forced (wrong word…encouraged?) to stop and look at myself, and my values. As a result, I’m told it’s time that I gave myself some care and attention.
So I start with this quote. It’s time to stop focusing so damn much on everyone else. I need to make sure my own grass is green, rather than working to make sure people around me have green grass!
“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day”
This isn’t easy, but it’s worth a try.
Some days seem rubbish, and you feel like a deflated balloon but, if you look hard enough, you should be able to find something that was good in that day; a text from a friend that made you crack a little smile, receiving post, getting kudos for something you’ve done at work (be it a quick “awesome stuff!” email or an actual (non-patronising) pat on the back), making eye contact with a [cute] stranger and them smiling at you (doesn’t happen often these days!)…
…give it a whirl; try to find something good in every day. I’m trying to do it every day, and I doodle about it in a journal (it’s great to flick back through on the days that are harder to see the good!)
This card arrived for me in the post today. Thought I’d share it, as it applies to all: don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones…
I love Rachel Bright’s cards – her writing style is very similar to mine, so it’s never hard for me to find a card that says exactly what I’m thinking!
Just remember: everything happens for a reason…
If a little tea bag tag can’t say it, then what can…?
Photo taken in the Ace Hotel, New York City – they had wise words written all over the hotel.