April 2, 2019
Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.
We all have times in our lives when we must make a major change. It can be moving to a new job, loss of a loved one or as in my case moving to a retirement community.
We left behind a home we loved in a neighborhood that provided a tranquil and enjoyable environment. I also gave up my drivers license due to failing eyesight which has limited my mobility. In spite of what we left we have found we could adjust to our new situation and do well.
There are some we have met who yearn so much for what they had they fail to appreciate what they now have. We can’t change reality but we can do our best of what we have.
Here is an edited piece I received from Marc and Angel Chernoff that is worth reading.
5 Things You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of The Uncontrollable
It can be difficult to leave a long-term life situation behind, even when your inner-wisdom tells you that things aren’t right and it’s time to let go. At this point, you can choose to let go and endure the sudden pain of leaving behind the familiar to make way for a new chapter in your life, or you can stay and suffer a constant, aching pain that gradually eats away at your heart and mind, like a cancer. Don’t do this you yourself!
Letting go is NOT easy – it’s a journey that is traveled one day at a time. If you stick with it, here’s what your journey will ultimately teach you:
- The most powerful changes happen in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over everything you don’t.
- Most people make themselves unhappy simply by finding it impossible to accept life just as it is presenting itself right now.
- The secret to getting ahead is to focus all of your energy not on fixing and fighting the old, but on building and growing something new.
- Stepping onto a brand new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation that no longer fits, or no longer exists.
- Letting go doesn’t mean you don’t care about something or someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only thing you really have control over is yourself in this moment.
If you want to fly in the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.
Laws of Life
The Salary Axiom: The pay raise is just large enough to increase your taxes and just small enough to have no effect on your take-home pay.
Miller’s Law of Insurance: Insurance covers everything except what happens.
Weiner’s Law of Libraries: There are no answers, only cross-references.
The Grocery Bag Law: The candy bar you planned to eat on the way home from the market is hidden at the bottom of the grocery bag.
Lampner’s Law of Employment: When leaving work late, you will go unnoticed. When you leave work early, you will meet the boss in the parking lot.
A wise man once said, “If you want to watch the world passing you by, just try driving the speed limit.”
As a Delta Air Lines jet was flying over Arizona on a clear day, the copilot was providing his passengers with a running commentary about landmarks over the PA system. “Coming up on the right, you can see the Meteor Crater, which is a major tourist attraction in northern Arizona. “It was formed when a lump of nickel and iron, roughly 150 feet in diameter and weighing 300,000 tons, struck the earth at about 40,000 miles an hour, scattering white-hot debris for miles in every direction. “The hole measures nearly a mile across and is 570 feet deep.”
From the cabin, a passenger was heard to exclaim, “Wow! It just missed the highway!”
Sometimes being in the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.
Ten Signs You Have Nothing To Do At Work
- You have developed Repetitive Stress Disorder from playing Solitare.
- You’ve actually figured out a way to get Gilligan off the island.
- People only come to your office to borrow pencils from the ceiling.
- In an effort to exercise your creative side you knit a computer cozy.
- You create an on-going email dialog with your computer at home.
- No longer content with merely photo-copying your butt, you now scan it and enhance it using Photoshop.
- After months of taking frequent breaks, you now only require a single can of coke to belch the names of all seven dwarves.
- You discover that staring at your cubicle wall long enough produces images of Elvis.
- The 18-hole 3 par mini-golf course in your office.
- The 4th Division of Paper Clips has overrun the Push pin Infantry and General White-Out has called for a new skirmish.
Failure seldom stops you; what stops you is the fear of failure.
This scene took place on a BA flight between Johannesburg, South Africa and London, England. A white woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black man. Obviously disturbed by this, she called the air hostess.
“You obviously do not see it then?” she responded. “You placed me next to a black man. I do not agree to sit next to someone from such a repugnant group. Give me an alternative seat.”
“Be calm please,” the hostess replied. “Almost all the places on this flight are taken. I will go to see if another place is available.”
The hostess went away and then came back a few minutes later. “Madam, just as I thought, there are no other available seats in the Economy Class.
I spoke to the captain and he informed me that there is also no seat in the Business Class. All the same, we still have one place in the First Class.”
Before the woman could say anything, the hostess continued. “It is not usual for our company to permit someone from the Economy Class to sit in the First Class. However, given the circumstances, the captain feels that it would be scandalous to make someone sit next to someone sooooo disgusting.”
She turned to the black guy, and said, “Therefore, Sir, if you would like to, please collect your hand luggage, a seat awaits you in First Class.”
The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.
Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.
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