“While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.” – Benjamin Franklin
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining me on Day #55 in A Year of Positivity! Today’s quote is brought to you by Benjamin Franklin, “While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.”
I recently read a great article by HuffPost (formerly Huffington Post), which talks specifically about how we can control our reactions to the things that happen to us. The article says, “You can not control the situation but you can control your reaction to the situation. The words are much easier said than practiced, but can transform your life when you dedicate yourself to them. Learning to separate ourselves from what happens to us and beginning to see how we respond to it is the best gift we can give ourselves.”
The article also goes on to say, “We are not in control of what happens. Sure, we can make decisions, but regardless of what decisions we make, there will always be outside influences that affect situations. Sometimes, there are accidents, regardless of the decisions we make, despite the most rigorous contingency plans, some things can never be foreseen. We are, however, in control of many things; our reactions, thoughts, words, and feelings. You are the ruler of your self. You are the Queen (or King) of your reaction to any situation, at any time, in any place.”
Personally, I don’t always have the best reaction to something as it happens to me. Reading this article was a nice little reminder to work harder on controlling my reactions, thoughts, words, and feelings. How about you? Is this an area of your life that needs improvement as well?