Sunday, February 28, 2010

Trust yourself

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when their right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."— Marilyn Monroe

This picture is hanging in my hallway. I think she looks as though she may be contemplating some of her decisions that she's made along the way. I do this quite often, not always believing I've done the right thing. I would like to think that I trust myself, but I don't agree with the statement above one hundred percent because I think you have to trust others as well as yourself. Believe lies? Well that's up to you. What is a lie anyway, just something that you wish had a different outcome?
At the end of the day, the decisions you make, form what will happen next in your life tapestry. I do believe everything happens for a reason. And of course people change, they grow, they become better, sometimes worse, but we all learn new things as each day unfolds. Doesn't that make us a changed person? I think it does. I'm different than I was a month ago. And I'm glad, it means I've learned more about myself, what I like, and who I want to be. Every person we talk to brings something new to the table, if we're listening. 
"Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together" well I've discussed that phrase a thousand times. It's that perspective thing again. A friend once wrote a social media status update: "Perception is reality".
I liked it then, and still think about it now. A three word status update, written months ago, yet I think about it often. Pretty cool.
You notice that Marilyn is also smiling in this picture. It could be that she's not contemplating anything at all, she's just happy. Someone asked me once if I was really smiling all of the time, really as happy as I appear to be, or sound. I told them, if I'm smiling and sound happy, I truly am. You can't fake that. Now that doesn't mean that I'm "bubbling over"  24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even Cinderella had to wash all of the clothes and do all of the chores, come ON. But she sings when she's doing it, doesn't she?
And so do I. =)
You choose what kind of day you're going to have, for the most part. Yes, things are going to happen that you can't control, that may bring unfortunate yuck to your day. That's life. I think the key is what you DO with that "yuck". Develop a skill set to handle it if it happens to roll around again? I think so. Thats what I choose anyway.

Today brings February 2010 to a close.
What shall we do with March?

Until next time,

PS March is my birthday month. Yes, I said month. Why not celebrate me all month instead of just one day. But Breakfast at Tiffany's on the 30th, okay? Bring the noise blowers, I'll make the coffee and breakfast tortilla rollups.


Serenity said...

I love that you have that picture in your hallway. And what a great post. I love thinking about how we can change - I love that we can change. And I also love, "Every person we talk to brings something new to the table, if we're listening." So. True.

Tiffany said...

I love that we can change too. Otherwise I would still be that girl at the ball field in K-ville, chewing bubble gum and wearing pigtails. But WAIT! I liked that girl! lol. Ah she's still here. But other changes, definitely glad they're at our fingertips. =)