Monday, August 24, 2009

monday sermon....

(emily - dress on backwards - love it)

i suppose we decide for ourselves how our day will pan out. will we let the dogs who incessantly bark all night and into the morning despite the fact we tried to sleep peacefully with the windows open to enjoy the upcoming fall night air ruin our morning? will we let the wrong number that dialed our phone at 7am put us in a bad mood? when we wake up and trip over the carpet (don't know how i managed this) will it piss us off?

i've decided to brush those things away, and try to be in a good mood anyway...or at least a pleasant one. when you create all day it doesn't do much good to be fact it's almost impossible to accomplish anything creative when you feel like that (at least it is for me-unless i'm painting or drawing).

i've done my best over the years to change how i react to situations. i can't control the fact that my neighbors dogs bark, or someone calling my phone, or the ridiculously placed carpet (not really but i tripped nonetheless) - but i can control my behavior when these things happen.

i believe we are our reactions....especially as we get older. getting in control over this is key to a more joyful and pleasant life.

okay, preaching is done for the day.


  1. I am completely grumpy today and I was thinking this exact same thing this morning as I was signing an amazing man up to be on my program. I thought as he was signing the forms; here is this man who has been searching for work for a YEAR and I'm helping to facilitate a life change for him. What's not to be happy about that? Grumpiness averted.

  2. You are right! I hope the rest of your day is great!