Nocturnal Wenchy

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What if you decided differently?

Dear friends and other interesting creatures,

My bff, Will (we are ever so Dharma and Greg) introduced me to a friend of his, Theuns Beukus.

Theuns writes truly inspirational bits every morning and evening. I had to share this with you today because it was very meaningful to me.

If you know me well, you will know that I detest being told to “choose”, especially when it comes to illness and especially pain. However, I can choose to react differently to situations and people.

“Much of what is stressful to you is what you’ve decided is stressful. What if you decided differently? Feeling stressed in certain situations, or with certain tasks, or with certain people, is not a foregone conclusion. Rather, it’s a way you choose to respond.

Sure, many things in life will challenge you greatly. Yet
instead of letting those challenges get to you and make you stressful, you can choose a more powerful, effective response. Instead of seeing yourself as fighting against the challenges, you can see yourself as thriving on them, and even enjoying them. Even when people and situations are extremely difficult, you can find great fulfilment in calmly working through them. You can let others be stressed and angry and frustrated. All the while, you can choose to be peaceful and productive.

Life’s difficulties don’t have to bring you down, because
you have what it takes to lovingly and purposefully deal with them. Choose to respond with a positive perspective, and leave the stress behind.”

I wish you enough,

Posted by Wenchy♥ from the second cloud on your left with WordPress for BlackBerry.

4 responses to “What if you decided differently?”

  1. This is well said. I love this. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  2. Makes sense – now to try and put it in use.


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Mom to many, wife to SirNoid. Lover of water, walks in the shade and all things purple.

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