Thursday, May 31, 2012
i'm rubber and you're glue......
you know the old saying, right? i'm rubber and you're glue everything you say bounces off me and sticks to you? it's a catchy little saying that taught me early in life to not let peoples words hurt me.
did it work? well, i would like to say that a nasty blog comment by a stranger or a criticism by someone in my inner circle doesn't hurt at all....but that would be a lie. sometimes i wish i could be one of those people that truly doesn't care what people think but i'm simply not. however, the saying has evolved over the years to teach me to relax and *try* to give up control of what i can't control.
my new motto is "it is what it is". life has thrown me some pretty major curve balls the past couple of years....the smallest of which alone could be enough to rock someones world. i could wallow in my own sadness, hurt and misery but instead i make a choice (yes, a *choice* that i make every. single. day.) to take a deep breath, accept whatever it is and keep moving forward. you can't control what happens to you, but you *can* control how you choose to react to it. don't you think?