Just a quick post for today – came across this amazing quote that a friend of mine had put onto her Facebook page and it rang so true with me that I just had to share it with you:
Everything is a matter of perspective in life isn’t it? How we choose (for it is always a choice) to perceive or react to any given situation then leads to the (self-induced) creation of either negative or positive emotion within us. I haven’t actually read any of Richard Carlson’s books but I own and have read enough self-help books to know the basic drill! I love the simplicity of this quote- essentially if it’s not genuinely a big deal, take a deep breath, let it go and move on to more positive pastures. In my case I would say this would apply to situations where someone might have done something to annoy me and I can’t let it go, or something unpleasant happened in my day and I cling onto the negativity but only to my own detriment…I’m no expert at “not sweating the small stuff” as I have a tendency to cling on to the negative emotions until they fade naturally – but I’ll try and remember this quote next time something that is ultimately trivial is bugging me. Life’s just too short isn’t it to waste any precious time on things that simply don’t matter in the long run….