The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: May 26, 2011
Quote of the Day:
“You are responsible for the energy you create for yourself, and the energy you bring to others. Don’t wait for somebody else to save you, to complete you, to fix you.” ~Oprah Winfrey
The Single Woman Says:
I was so incredible moved by the finale of Oprah’s show yesterday, and this particular statement she made hit me so hard, I knew I had to share it with you. So many times in life, we (myself included) are guilty of misplacing the blame on someone else for OUR issues…for OUR unhappiness…for OUR pain. I don’t say that to discount the fact that we are ALL going to face challenges and yes, Life is at times, extremely difficult; but the bottom line is, there comes a point when we have to assume responsibility for our OWN lives and our OWN happiness…and, unless we want to keep experiencing more of the same…stop the blame.
No one can make you happy except you…and no one can make you miserable except you. As tempting as it is to blame the person that betrayed you or abandoned you or cheated on you or let you down as the cause for your unhappiness, it is ultimately up to you to decide if you are going to let your peace and joy and hope walk away simply because they did.
Remember: Happiness starts with YOU. Not with your relationship, or your friends, or your job, or anything other than YOU. You are NOT broken simply because your heart is…and your worth is NOT gone simply because they are. Stop giving away your power and realize that YOU alone choose your energy and your attitude and your mindset every day. It’s up to you. You can keep dwelling…or you can start prevailing.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Get out there and make it the first day of the BEST of your life.