08 March 2007

Top Ten

Okay, so we all have moments of despair, anger, frustration, and that's all well and good, but there is more to life than negative emotions. Don't get me wrong, each of them serve their purpose, but they weren't intended to be all day; everyday ones. Today's reading says, "Let go and let God", so when I saw these (among others) listed in another blog I knew I had to "steal" it.

All too often, we allow ourselves to be weighed down with things and sometimes people that don't realy warrant the amount of time being invested. If we're honest with ourselves about the issue/person, we'll realize that it's best to simply let go and move on in addition to letting go and letting God.

We need to invest and reinvest in our most wealthiest stock...OURSELVES! It doesn't mean we're being selfish or self-serving, but as it's said, we can't help others until we help ourselves and God will take care of us if we open up to receive His blessings.

So, without further adieu, here's some of the list I "stole"

1. No one can ruin your day without YOUR permission.
2. Most people will be about as happy, as they DECIDE to be.
3. Others can stop you temporarily, but only you can do it permanently.
4. Whatever you are willing to put up with, is exactly what you will have.
5. You will never "have it all together."
6. The best way to escape your problem is to solve it.
7. We often fear the thing we want the most.
8. Success is getting up one more time
9. When things go wrong.....don't go with them.
10. Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace... and your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace.

18 comments:

Terry said...

I like number seven. Very true. But I will say once you get past the fear, work hard, and then get it; nothing feels better.

jus butterfli said...

LOVE that list! i'm going to send it to my friends on the plantation! what the hell?! i'm sending it to ALL my friends! (LOL)

thank you for sharing...

peace & big hugs!

The Mistress said...

I'm loving all of these...#9 especially!

Rosemarie said...

#4 Whatever you are willing to put up with, is exactly what you will have.

I'm living this statement currently and don't let anyone get away with too much. I have value in spite of others actions, or reactions.

Letting go and letting God is the only way I know to move ahead in this mess!

T.C. said...

HELLO! You know my fav is #10....

JoJo D. said...

God's grace is sufficient for me.

That's all I'ma say - and with a serious quickness, too!

blaqrayne said...

Very inspirational. And the timing was perfect.

Ali's Zay said...

Nice list. Very nice. Just wanted to let you know that even though I never left, I'm back. I just had to comment on JB's blog first or she would have been jealous. You know how she is. LOL

@JB: Just kidding hon, you know how I love to tease you.

BZ said...

A woman after my own heart. I love it!!! Thanks for sharing. It put an even bigger smile on my face this morning.

Honey-Libra said...

Gotta love the fact that someone can't ruin your day unless you allow them to..I need to remember that :)

Lyrically speaking said...

we often fear the thing we want most, wow now that's deep, this is a great post...the positive energy is felt on your page :)

Ingrid said...

This post deserves a shout! I have been dealing with some stuff this week and I think I have hit an early midlife crisis. I needed theses word girl. Good Looking out! This List is An official Posting on my blog, in my cubical and will be sent to all those I love. (Maybe even a few people I don't love *ahem*)

josie said...

number one is true. but, sometimes you have to work real hard to block people on some days

Hawa said...

YOU GO GIRL!

Oh how I needed to see that list today and wrap my heart around it.

I'm guilty of wanting to "have it all together." How silly is that, when you really think about it?

And oh God, I heard a choir singing with "We often fear the thing we want the most." Dang.

I'm printing this list to share... and thanks for sharing it with us!

j.a.c. said...

Aww. How sweet is this. I love it! Especially numbers 1 and 2.

Copasetic Soul said...

great list....and sooo full of truth...i try to always remember #1.

but it can be very hard

Blu Jewel said...

ALL - I'm sorry i haven't replied sooner, but it doesn't mean that i haven't read your comments and i am truly grateful that you have taken the time to let me know how you feel. i'm honored that you all found this post to be inspirational. i'm especially grateful that i was in a position to heed the words i posted of they would have been of no use without sincerity behind them.

Love you all!

A woman on the move said...

This is the BEST!!!!