Thursday, May 13, 2010

Theme Thursday-What Can You Control?

Not everything in the universe can be controlled.

No matter who you are, where you live, and what you do for a living, no matter how hard you try, worry, think, predict, or calculate, you cannot stop the time from flying by, you cannot keep the days sunny all year around, you can not predict when your good fortune will arrive, and you have no idea what other people think of you unless they tell,…

What can you control?

There are things you can do to make peace with the environments you reside.

By mowing your lawn regularly, you show your neighbors that you care, you are organized, and you have good plans in your housing management. By going to work right on time or ahead of the time, you tell your boss and coworkers that you take your job seriously, and you know the importance of getting a project started and done in timely manner. By dressing to impress, dressing for success, you demonstrate to the world that you respect yourself, respect your job, and deserve the same respect from those around you.

All these things you do is for you to live a life with a sense of order, you are in good control yourself with your fair conducts and manners, you have confidence, and you live for NOW with admirable self-management skills.

Your thoughts, your attitude, and your response to what’s happening in your life are those items you can control, at least you have the option to work on maintaining a secure and peaceful mindset. When you have ordered thinking to support the functions of your heart, body, spirit, and emotion, you are in control!

yesterday is history, tomorrow is future, what you have is today, today is “the present”, a gift that is given to you from the Divine.

May you live for TODAY to its fullest!


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This post is for Theme Thursday (Mystery) which is hosted at:
http://www.themethursday.blogspot.com/


What can you control? It is A MYSTERY!

I wish to hear from You!

Thank YOU in advance!

34 comments:

Deanna said...

I can control and own my choices. Good post. Got me to think.

gregj said...

AA says: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. All we have to worry about is today.
All we can even hope to control is ourselves and even that, I fail at sometimes.

Thanks for your post.

JStar said...

Words of wisdom here Ji...This is so deep...Something we should take heed...And apply to our lives so we dont allow life to stress us out and lose who we are...

Cheryl said...

Interesting twist on mystery. What I can control is no mystery to me. I can control everything from my skin on in; everything else is out of my control.

Mama Zen said...

Marvelous words of wisdom, Jingle!

Janice said...

Very wise, very true.

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

It's so true! We can only control ourselves and hope for the best=0)

Lets have a great day!
xoxo,
Carol

Crazyasa said...

I like your aspect on mystery! Thanks for visiting my crazy blogs!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

ah...very true..
I like to think that the CONTROL is with GOD, with that...
I can be control , will by HIM.
like my love and respect for HIM,
my family...
my friends...
Faith in all that is GOOD...
and to be protected against all that is EVIL...

hugs
shakira

Brian Miller said...

so true...so true...
happy tt!!

Betsy said...

I love it when my life is orderly like that!

Thom said...

Very nice my friend :) Well done. Got me thinking :)

Jen said...

The only thing you can control is the way you respond to what's happening and even that is limited. That's why people are always telling me, "Just give it to God." It took me a long time to understand what they were saying.

Great post, Jingle!

Lindzena said...

Ha, amen. Life is about knowing what is and isn't in your power, and working with what you've got. Great post.

Rajlakshmi said...

yesterday is history...we should learn and go on.. thoughful post...

Pat said...

Hi Jingle
I enjoyed the read! I can control nothing,at times I make the mistake trying lol.Glad I came across this other blog of yours and I hope you had a good Mothers Day see you soon,right here. :) "Happy Thursday"!!!
Love ya

DrSoosie said...

Though I love what you said and I try to subscribe to it every day...sometimes it is difficult. Thanks for a nice post.

Raven said...

Great words of wisdom. So many people make them selves crazy trying to control things that cannot be controlled. It's a lot more conducive to our mental health if we just let go of those things we can't control.

Ronda Laveen said...

So much truth here, Jingle! I love the graphic that you used. It is so striking and colorful. I'm going to go enjoy my "now."

Amy said...

This is an amazing post as always..

I can control the kind of person I want to be. No one can take that from me. Happy Thursday..

william said...

I control my own destiny, I wish lol, wise words from a wise lady xxx

croleyc69 said...

So very true !! Great post !!
Thank -you
Have a great day !!
Caroline

Everyday Goddess said...

i agree! great perspectives.

Paul Maurice Martin said...

What?? Aren't you up on "positivity" and "the Law of Attraction?"

Don't be so glum and gloomy! You can control EVERYTHING!!! Folks who have bad stuff happen in their lives just aren't thinking positively enough!

I call it Smiley-Face Spirituality, which also includes "Prosperity Theology" which is great cause you can get real stuff out of it - nice house, car etc.

(Yes, I'm kidding...)

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

Oooo love this post. We cannot control everything, but I believe we control MOST everything. My favorite quote.... "Destiny is not a matter of chance, it's a matter of CHOICE."

Suz said...

Hello Jingle
some nice thought going on here

magiceye said...

good thoughts!

Tracy said...

Absolutely! The way you react is sometimes more important than the way you ACT.

Chandrika Shubham said...

I liked the last line that we should live today to the fullest.

Betty said...

Thoughtful post. Happy TT!

Tammy said...

Love your take on the theme!

island of peace said...

very intelligent post. extremely intelligent.

gayle said...

Great post!! So very true!!

Jingle said...

Thank you all for the beautiful comments!