Sunday, December 04, 2011

Sunday thoughts

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."
― C.G. Jung.
 

I really - REALLY - like the above quote......."I am what I choose to become"

I am so tired of listening to folks bemoan their lot in life.  Honestly !!  The father who beats his child - because he was beaten as a child.  The woman who cries "woe's me" because her marriage ended and she is alone.  The people who cry "foul" cause they didn't get the promotion - or the increase - or whatever.  

For the most part I have no patience with woe's me types........ no patience at all.  And before you all jump to the conclusion that I have had some fairy tale - happy ever after - life ........ You are wrong.  


Lots of bad stuff happened in my life.... LOTS!!  I actually had a therapist tell me once that he was surprised I hadn't been a statistic - teen suicide.  I thought he was nuts..... except I will admit on bad days I do remember the last bit of that statement "You are one very strong lady".  


And yeah I guess I am ............ 


BUT ......... 


it was by choice.  I could have chosen to wallow in self pity... I could have chosen to say there is nothing I can do because this is what I was handed in the past.. this is what I have had to deal with in my life. 

But I didn't.......... I don't.  Cause you know what?? that would mean that all those people who hurt me would win.  And I will NOT allow that to happen EVER !! Life is not easy for anyone - I don't care who you are...... we all have skeletons in our closet and stories of hurt and heart break to tell........ 

Live in the past if you want..  I chose to shoot for the stars ......... and become what I am today............ and even better tomorrow !

6 comments:

Serafina Samadhi said...

Good morning morningstar!
you said "all those people who hurt me would win"

is very poignant and striking and ever so true. . .I will remember that. . thanks for sharing!

Renee' said...

This gets my vote for outstanding post of the year.

I couldnt agree more. There is NO virtue in "being the victim" and most who perpetuate that are in it to use as manipulation for their benefit.

Well said!

His_Baby_Doll said...

In today's world I was starting to think I was the only one like you.

I've had a hell of a life, but I have never let myself live a "poor me" life. The things I have lived through have shaped me, they have presented me with decisions and choices, and I chose NOT to be a victim.

Thank you!!

hbd

BlazngScarlet said...

Like you, I choose to shoot for the stars!
No one has a fairy tale life.
We all have our "skeletons".
It's how we CHOOSE to face, deal with and overcome that matters!

abby said...

I had never heard this one, and I love it. It is so true, more people should hear and believe it.
abby

viemoira said...

That is a great quote- thanks for sharing!
~viemoira