It's time for me to decide. To face it, make a choice, and just decide.
So I thought about what I REALLY believe, deep down in my gut. Not what I am "working on" to believe, not what I'd like to claim I believe, not what is "to believe someday as soon as I get my act together". But what's there NOW. So, here it is.
...I do not deserve disrespect, mocking or sarcasm. I enjoy respectful discussions with different perspectives. But I will not tolerate midget-minds that make personal attacks and put others down to make a point.
...While I do not control anyone else, I DO control my response to them. No one has the power to "make" me feel any certain way, unless I give them that power. I'm not doing that any more!
...This is MY blog. Anyone who doesn't like me can just not read it. Go away and amuse yourself elsewhere. Better yet, unplug your computer and look inward as to why you think it's an okay thing to be unkind to a fellow human being. Who hurt YOU and why are you passing it on??
...I forgive the trolls, but will not be so foolish as to allow them to infect me and my readers with their poison. They are banned from my blog. Forever.
...Life is shorter than we realize. Too short to give the midget-minds and dream-stealers any more of my time. This will be the last post on this topic. Ever.
Now, on to Life! On to my goals and dreams and passions. Will I share what I am learning as I go? Before I have it all together and have "numbers proof"? Yes! Because I also believe that change, PERMANENT change has to start on the inside, and work it's way out.
I see change in my life. I know from where I started, and how it's different now. I am absolutely no "role model" as to how to do it fast.
But dang it all folks, I am DETERMINED that I could be a role model for 2 things: how to make it permanent, and how to NEVER QUIT.
My book quote for today: "Habit will be your champion. When you train the mind to think one way, and one way only, when you refuse to allow it to think any another, that will produce great strength in battle." --Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire, an epic novel of the Battle of Thermopylae during which 300 Spartans fought courageously against a Persian army of millions. Amazing, amazing story based upon true events...I highly recommend!
My verse for today: "Help me, O Lord my God; save me in accordance with your love."
My quote for today: "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in life you will have been all these." --George Washington Carver
Enjoy the Journey,