The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: July 8, 2011
Quote of the Day:
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ~Barack Obama
The Single Woman Says:
It’s tempting when we’re facing big challenges or big changes or big consequences to blame someone else for our actions…or inaction. My parents didn’t love me enough. My ex cheated on me. The kids in high school made fun of me. My job doesn’t pay me enough. At the end of the day, however, regardless of who did what to you in the past, the only person responsible for your present is YOU. When all is said and done, we ALL go through things in life that if we allowed them to, could destroy us, make us jaded or bitter, or cause us to throw in the towel. But we CAN make the choice to let tough times polish us instead of demolish us…and get out there and BE the change when we don’t SEE the change.
Take responsibility for your own life today. It’s empowering. It’s freeing. It’s necessary for becoming who you were born to be. At some point in your life, you might have been victimized…but that doesn’t have to make you a victim, unless you let it. Allow everything you’ve been through to propel you toward everything you’re going to be. Take your power back from the past and the people that hurt you there by choosing to forgive and live. And stop looking for a hero and BECOME one.