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11/24/07 4:44 P

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Are You Creating Your Own Life?

Take a moment to look at the circumstances of your world. Is it what you want to see? What could you do differently to take one step closer to your ideal vision? We're all dealt different hands in life. That's how things are. To change things, you have to first accept that fact, then figure out where to go from here. We should all be able to count on each other for help, but in the end, we can't expect anyone to change our lives except ourselves. Nor should we want it that way. It's natural to feel powerless and give up in the face of hardships. But complaining and blaming do nothing except prevent action. Without positive action, you're giving up your power and asking for more of the same--a world you did not create. Where you start may not be your fault, but the course you run is still your choosing.



"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them." ~George Bernard Shaw, playwright


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Ouch! think that pricked my conscience. This is something I need to work on because it is far too easy for me to be overwhelmed by circumstances. I remember a conversation about attitudes (of content and discontent) I was once having with a group of women from church. One of them quoted the apparently well-known quip...


Upon being greeted me with the usual, expected, and well-worn question, "How are you?"

The well-worn reply was given, "I guess I'm OK—under the circumstances."
"Well, what are you doing under there?!"


I can promise you that I've never uttered the phrase "under the circumstances" again. I found a really great article online that quotes the little dialogue above if anyone would like to take a look, it is here:
www.christianitytoday.com/workplace/
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Edited by: GRACEINAZ at: 11/24/2007 (16:47)
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