Wednesday, June 24, 2009

respond with purpose

I found this Ralph Marston quote via The Lettered Cottage. It came in handy today. Thank you Layla.

Respond with purpose
What upsets you is not what happens.
What upsets you is your response to what happens.Just as easily as you respond in a negative way, you can easily and naturally respond in a
positive, empowering, uplifting way.The biggest problems are often caused by
what you choose to do about the smallest problems.
Most of those big, painful problems are so unnecessary.

Keep reminding yourself that you are in control of you.
You are in control and you can decide
exactly how you wish to feel at any point.Imagine the power of remaining calm and focused
and resourceful when some totally unexpected,
disappointing development interrupts your day.
Truly, you can make the disappointments not disappointing at all.

Respond on purpose, with purpose.
Feel the power and the joy as every moment gives you a way to move forward.


Lindsey said...

That is a great little passage. It is something I think everyone should read and remember! Don't sweat the small stuff...and it is all small stuff!

{ Lindsey }

Beach Vintage said...

So very well said. Have a great weekend.xx

Kristin said...

I LOVE This and am going to print it out and put it on my work board next to my computer for DAILY use if you know what I am sayin!. Thank you for sharing. Love the flower image too.

Happy day to you!

Lettered Cottage said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the quote....Ralph is the best!


Lisa said...

This is so true...
I am passing this on to a wonderful & overwhelmed mother of 2little ones.
Always so nice to visit & i love the fishing post.