Expression of gratitude at KnitKnack
“As long as we structure our lives in a way where our happiness is dependent upon something we can not control, then we experience pain.” Tony Robbins
By Lucila McElroy and Sonia Tamaroff
We have been one of the lucky ones. We have power in a town where 90% of our homes are still without it. We have extra rooms for our friends to stay with us and we have plenty of power outlets to help our neighbors charge their electronics.
Who knows if I will continue to have power today or if a tree will fall on my house. Nothing is permanent and we can can’t control anything out there, yet we want to, don’t we?
I know I have been lucky to have a moment to pause and ponder a bigger picture. We live our lives “making rules” that determine what NEEDS to happen for us to feel good. Think about it. Do you have to have someone “respect” you to feel good? Do you have to make ‘X’ amount of money to feel happy? Do your plans have to go exactly as “planned” to not feel stressed? Do you have to achieve all your goals? Do you have to be spiritually evolved or wait until you achieve total enlightenment to feel good?
Today, I invite you to see that absolutely nothing has to happen “out there” in order for you to feel good right now. A challenge in these difficult times, I know.
What does this mean? It means that today, when you experience a “tough” moment, you “see” things through a different lens. Not one that determines your peace of mind by what happens to you from “out there” but one that is within you to CHOOSE how to act or react moment by moment.
I am grateful to have power and running water. Our house is open for anyone who needs it!