Hello Everyone! 🙂
Let’s do something fun today!
I read this very inspiring quote from Og Mandino and I thought why not make a good exercise out of it and make it our inspiration for the day!
So, I’ve deleted the end of the phrases and put my own answers. 🙂
How do I change?
If I feel depressed I will offer some time to help others.
If I feel sad I will think of happy times and smile.
If I feel ill I will put on my best clothes (and sneakers! yeah!).
If I feel fear I will pretend to be secret superhero =P
If I feel inferior I will remind myself that I know some things that others most likely do not know.
If I feel uncertain I will fake it ’til I make it.
If I feel poverty I will trust in the Lord’s providence and let go of worries.
If I feel incompetent I will remind myself of my past achievements especially for THAT one time (sorry guys, I’ll keep it my little secret for now =)
If I feel insignificant I will think of people who have appreciated me for showing them kindness at certain points in their lives.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
I had a really fun time doing this! Now it’s your turn to fill-in the blanks. I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I did and more importantly, remind yourself to be the Master of Your Emotions today!
I was on my way to work. I needed to be in the office at least an hour earlier because there was a pre-shift meeting that I had to attend to. So for the very first time, I scheduled a ride, and to my unexpected surprise it arrived 19 minutes late. Somewhere along the way, I got stuck on a heavy traffic. I felt as if I was having my own version of “series of unfortunate events”. It is as if circumstances were testing my patience. I started to feel pissed off. But I calmed myself.
Instead of feeling bad and regretting my decision in scheduling a ride, and feeling nervous and stressed out whenever I saw the heavy traffic- I chose to relax and told myself, “It’s okay.” Why? Because obviously, there is NOTHING that I could do about the situation.
HOWEVER, I can choose to do something useful for the “extra” time that the traffic seems to be giving me. So I closed my eyes and used the time to pray and just talk to God… and when I am finished and still not in my destination, I brought out my cellphone next and read articles from other blogs. I enjoyed myself reading so much that I did not even notice that we have finally arrived to my office building. And guess what? I was not late. 🙂
If I have allowed myself, I could have just stayed to be on a bad mood,feeling pissed and stressed out all throughout the travel time- which in the end would have been useless and unreasonable at all!
The next time you feel like your world is being torn apart, pause a moment and ask yourself, is it really?
Don’t let little unfortunate things ruin your beautiful day. Keep small problems as they are…small. 🙂
Have a great day everyone!