I keep finding these insanely appropriate passages that I relate to in this book I am reading. I keep wanting to write more about them but haven't yet. This one was really staying with me so I thought I would share with you some of what I read last night...
There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under my jurisdiction. There are certain lottery tickets I can buy, that can increase my chances of finding contentment. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I spend it with, whom I share my life and money and energy with. I select what I eat and read and study. I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-- whether I will see them as curses or opportunities ( and on the occasions when I can't rise to the most optimistic viewpoint, because I'm feeling too damn sorry for myself, I can choose to keep trying to change my outlook). I can choose my words and the tone of my voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.
- from Author Elizabeth Gilbert, in Eat, Pray, Love.
Happy Wednesday to All, be back later with a recap!
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