Thursday, August 16, 2018

Favorite Quotes I Live By

Hi everyone!  I decided this week to start joining in on the girl chat link up.  The topic this month is quotes to live by and I am so excited to join in!

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This months topic is favorite quotes you live by! I have so many but I was able to narrow it down to five for this post!!
 
 
My first is...
I live everyday one day at a time. This does not mean that I do not plan for my future and take actions; it just means that I do not overwhelm myself by thinking too far in advance. Think about something you were really worried about last week; now think how much time you spent worrying abut it only to have it work itself out anyway.  This is what I am referring too. I refuse to get angry, upset, stressed or lose sleep over a situation that will eventually fix itself and I will look back and say "Wow, I wasted so much time worrying about nothing!" This also works well in recovery and goes along with the saying "I will not drink of use today." Who knows what will happen tomorrow but today I make a commitment...get it? Do this everyday and tomorrow never comes!!


My next favorite is...
I am a big believer that woman (and men) should be able to survive on their own. I was married once many years ago and after we divorced I swore I would never rely on another human like that again.  It sucked to have to struggle to get out of debt that someone else orchestrated and to find employment after a long break, etc.  I want my own identity and my own life - yes, it would be nice to find someone to share it with but not to the point that I have to have that person to survive.  I want to own my own home, have my own job, etc. that way if someone comes into my life they simply enhance it and don't become my sole focus. Does that make sense?!?


 Next favorite quote...

I love this one! A sponsor once said this to me when I kept expecting different results from a relationship. After he cheated the second time she said "why would you have expected anything else?  I now live by this quote! It sounds very harsh but I now only give people one shot and then I walk away...I don't have time for chaos and I work too hard for my serenity to give others any power to take it away from me.


Here is the fourth quote...
I have learned that I should not concern myself at all about others think of me. I just need to take care of myself and others around me and everything else will fall into place. It is none of my business what others say about me behind my back-it changes nothing about me. My actions should speak for themselves.



And lastly, and MOST IMPORTANT...


I realize that my entire life has been a tapestry woven together. I have bad experiences, good experiences, deaths and joys that are all woven together to make me who I am today. The sadness and grief allows me to see how grateful I should be when things are going well and the happy days make me want to cherish every moment because they, also, do not last.  I only have the perspective I have today because of what I have gone through and survived. I have tools for living today that I only have because I am in recovery (21 years) from drugs and alcohol. Everything I am and everything that happens is a result in some way or another of God's will. I am blesses to allow him to work his magic in my life! I am thankful and blessed and I try to stay out of his way on a daily basis!

Thanks to all who hosted this awesome hop...I will now go around and get inspiration from others posts! Thanks-have a great day everyone!


 
 
 
 
 


12 comments:

  1. Your chose five excellent quotes to live by and I can agree with every one of them!

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    1. Thanks Terri! I think we all can relate to everyone's, right? I love those quotes online. At least I love the happy and inspirational ones; not so much for the nasty and mean ones :-) Have a great day!

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  2. I think I have used all of these quotes at some point in my life. Love the dragon one so much!

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    1. Right? Everyone came up with great ones! It is so nice you stopped by! Have a great day!

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  3. I heard a new co worker say the thing about what people say behind her back the other day. I kind of paused when I heard her say it. My mom is always so worried about what other people are saying or will think about her. It's interesting to see how that bothers some people and others could care less. I think I'm kind of in the middle lol.

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    1. I used to care a lot but then decided it really does not matter. No matter what they think or say; it does not affect how I behave or what I say. It is so much nicer to live without worrying about what others think. It must be generational though - my mom really cares too! A lot! LOL! Have a great day and weekend Julie!

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  4. One day at a time is definitely a good way to live!

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    1. I agree totally Dara! Thanks for stopping by today!

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  5. These are all so good! I love the one about slaying your own dragons and not worrying about what others think. Thank you so much for joining us! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting Sierra!!! Cannot wait to join in on next months as well!

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  6. Those are great quotes!! Looks like a fun meme.

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  7. Thanks Debbie and thanks for stopping by! Hugs!

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