12/12/12

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It has been interesting watching the run up to 12/12/12 .. lots of messages and comments on facebook about how we will never see this day again because of the uniqueness of the date …

Great .. in a way it is true .. but we seem to have forgotten one BIG thing … every day is unique, we will never see today again, as we can never recapture yesterday again!

Sometimes we all (and I have been guilty of this many times!) hang onto the past, make our judgement about people and life based on our past experiences.  This is often no bad thing, after all there is no greater teacher than experience BUT sometimes we let it cloud our vision, cloud our thoughts and feelings in a negative way that in the end only results in us losing out.

Our thoughts about the past cause us to imagine what might happen in the future, what we might expect, what we might feel … we hold onto anger and to upset far too long and in reality the only person who suffers is ourselves.

Today, since the date is special, why not make a decision to let things go, face up to what we really think and feel, without judgement and take a big step forward.    No-one can do this for us, it has to come from within.

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Goodbye 2011… I’ll miss you

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Well, it’s that time of year again … when we make promises to ourselves that we will never keep (well, I know I won’t!) and when we look back and reflect on the year that has past and have a wee smile about the fun and good times we had.   Of course, it hasn’t all been fun times,there are times that we may wish had never happened or we have guilt or regrets about but they are all experiences that in some way shape our future lives.

For me, 2011 has been a year when I have met some great people, formed some lovely friendships and had some great experiences that I will always look back on with a wee smile in my heart.   I am actually sorry to see the end of 2011, it’s been great fun!

I do know that the change in year does not bring a change in fortune for me or for anyone else, change, for all of us, comes from within.. we cannot just sit back and expect a date change to bring us happiness or peace, it is something we have to do for ourselves.

I have posted this quote by Charles Swindoll before on a previous blog, but as we go into 2012 it is perhaps more appropriate than ever.

“Attitude

 The longer I live, the more I realise the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.  It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.  It will make or break a company… a church … a home.

 The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.   We cannot change our past … we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.   The only thing we can do is play on the one thing we have, and that is our attitude….

 I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.   And so it is with you….We are in charge of our attitude.”

So, as the bells chime out tonight, look back, remember and smile .. then focus on the future.  We cannot change what has gone, we can change what is to come.

Happy New Year to you all, may you find peace and happiness in 2012, because, in the end that is all that matters.

 

why life is like a toilet …

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I was chatting to a friend on Pink Sofa yesterday who has been a bit under the weather … she proudly announced in a message that she was feeling at ease with the world as she had just had a “satisfying big poo”.    After I had stopped laughing I got to thinking ..

Life with all it’s twists and turns IS like a toilet..

We all have to live life, we all have to go to the loo…

Sometimes life is easy, sometimes tough .. (we all know where I am coming from here!)

Sometimes life is desperate .. just like needing the loo!

Sometimes life is full of shit …. (enough said!)

Sometimes life is dirty and mucky and we struggle with it (we have all been in public toilets like that!)

But through life, we pick up experience and little markers that stay with us .. just like graffitti in a loo!

In the end, no matter how we hold back, or what we hold back.. it all has to come out in the end!

Brave up ladies.. face life.. use that loo!  <smile>

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Over the past couple of weeks I have been have, at times, found it hard to keep my temper and my mouth shut.  Sometimes I have had to take a very deep breath (or five).   Then, when I actually got round to thinking about things, I realised that I was letting other people dictate how I felt.   I have made the choice NOT to allow them to do this.  What they do and how they see things in their life does not have to effect me. 

I thought I would share this quote with you… there seems to be a few people out there who need to learn it! LOL

“Attitude

 The longer I live, the more I realise the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.  It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.  It will make or break a company… a church … a home.

 The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.   We cannot change our past … we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.   The only thing we can do is play on the one thing we have, and that is our attitude….

 I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.   And so it is with you….We are in charge of our attitude.”

 Charles Swindoll

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