Be Thankful Challenge: Day 3

You guys thought I forgot already, didn’t ya?

Today I am thankful for two related things.

First, realizing that sometimes it is necessary to make decisions that are really hard in the short-term in hopes of bettering situations in the long run.

Second, acceptance.  It’s been a long struggle, and still is, but I am thankful for my ability to realize that I myself will not always be capable of changing people or certain situations, no matter how much I try or how much I want to.

Coming to terms with these facts of life has been the healthiest thing I have ever done for myself.

Healthier than any amount of jump squats or salads ever could be.  🙂

Five quotes to leave you with:

“After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully.  After five years, look at it with suspicion.  And after ten years, throw it away and start all over.”  ~Alfred Edward Perlman

“We are given one life.  The decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our minds or whether to act, and in acting, to live.”  Omar Nelson Bradley

“In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” ~Mary Engelbreit

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”  ~Victor Frankl

Go think about that.