under control

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i’ve realized there are a lot of things that are simply out of my control. the weather, gravity, whether or not that sweater i’ve been eyeing at j.crew goes on sale or not…

but what i have realized i can control is my reaction to said circumstances. my emotions, feelings, the way in which i handle myself, those are all within my realm of power. and it’s scary, having ownership of those entities, because with ownership comes responsibility. but at the end of the day, with said ownership also comes a satisfaction that you chose to approach the situation in a manner that was best suited for you.

11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. | philippians 4:11-13

 

1 Comment
  • Teresa
    August 29, 2012

    Very heartfelt. Very true. Very hard to do.
    It’s hard for me to imagine you NOT taking the appropriate action in any situation. You seem very well put together, and quite wise for your age.

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