Wisdom of the Day: Go with the Flow

When something goes wrong throughout the day or does not go as planned, think of it as an adventure, go with the flow.

Life is much more pleasant when you accept the unplanned events which occur and make the best of it.

Life is too short to sweat the small stuff and stress over something that you have no control over.

If you’re stuck in traffic turn on the music and enjoy it.

If you get lost driving in a new area, take that opportunity to explore, see and experience new things.

If you’re late to the movies, go to a later showing, while waiting grab a cold beer and enjoy some conversation.

Nothing in life is worth stressing over; you’re not going to die happy by stressing too much.  Stressing out is only a mindset; it’s not worth the energy and negative thoughts.

Worrying about what time it is shouldn’t take precedence over having a good time, enjoying every moment.

Planning is many times no fun and sometimes necessary but when you are trying to relax and enjoy a day off from work or the weekend out on the town planning is unnecessary because when you plan something, stress is ready to rear its ugly head.

It is fun and exciting to do things spur of the moment; the opportunities become endless.

Time is always on your side, if you let it.  Priceless moments love to present themselves during times of spontaneity, uncertainty; unplanned events are there to be embraced, not taken for granted.

Next time you’re feeling stressed and disappointed with certain circumstances that you have no control over, embrace the change of events as a new experience to enjoy with the people around you.

Get out there, relax, go with the flow and have the time of your life! 

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Reader’s Choice: Topic is Drama Queens

The one reader comment I received for the Reader’s Choice topic wins for this blog post.

The comment I received was “Why do some women put all their efforts into being Drama Queens instead of…”

Now, this is a controversial topic!  Let me make it perfectly clear before we go any further because I value my life, which is that not all women are Drama Queens!

It is true that ‘some’ women are Drama Queens, but that applies to some guys as well.  No matter your sex, ethnicity, race, country of origin, etc., some people are addicted to drama.

If there is no drama in their life, they will create it because they thrive on it.  Drama Queens always need their drama fix.  Like drug addicts, when they run out of stash, they always want more.  The more drama that Drama Queens have in their lives, the better high they feel.

Drama Queens seem to love drama because they are Control Freaks, they are not happy with their lives until someone else is miserable as well.  Drama is just one method that some Control Freaks use from their arsenal of tricks.

Drama Queens use the drama in an attempt to control through manipulation.  When a Drama Queen is angry and doesn’t get their way, they will use drama as a tactic to manipulate your emotions to the point where you give in because you want to please them or shut them up.

Personally, I cannot stand drama or Drama Queens, I avoid it/them like the plague because life is too short to dwell on misery and make life a living hell.  Misery definitely loves company.

Drama Queens are like energy vampires; they drain all your energy from your body to suck the life out of you.

The only thing you can do to restrict the energy vampires from draining all the life out of you is to run in the opposite direction or limit your words you speak to them because Drama Queens/Control Freaks love to twist your words to use them against you.

The most difficult truth Drama Queens/Control Freaks cannot accept is that the world doesn’t revolve around them.  Life is about working with others to enjoy life together, not against each other.

The question completes with, “Why do some women put all their efforts into being Drama Queens instead of…”(working with others without an agenda).

The answer to that question is because they are addicted to selfishness and control.

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Words I Live By Series: Change

Embracing change is good but it needs to be an intelligent change.  We need to learn from the past so we don’t make the same mistakes.

For example, trying to change the Constitution of the United States to be more Socialist outside the original intent of our Founding Fathers is the wrong type of change.

Socialism has proven to be a failure numerous times throughout history and our current President doesn’t seem to grasp the concept of learning from the past.  Does the former Soviet Union ring any bells?

Having a routine is a great way to maintain concentration and produce positive habits but the only way to improve your Self is to embrace positive change.  Routine can be a blessing and a curse.

Routine is not fun or exciting, sometimes necessary to complete a task; it’s a balancing act.  We allow routine to help us focus, at the same time; we must free ourselves from the comfort of routine each day.

We must change our mindset to think positively towards our lives to enjoy the time we have on this earth, to transition our train of thought and actions towards getting the most meaning out of life.

I’ve lived in a house for three years with four housemates where we all share a nurse and a CNA.  Living here has shown me how routine is highly overrated because the company that runs the house/facility called Care Meridian has a fairly strict routine and rules you must follow.

Here, we must wake up at 8am, sometimes 5am to get washed, put in our chairs, fed breakfast around 10:30am, lunch at 1:00pm, dinner at 5pm, and put back into bed at 7:30pm.

We all pay rent each month and are provided food that the housekeeper prepares, but the food menu is chosen by Care Meridian.  It gets old pretty quick.  I’m ready for a change in my life.  I’m looking to move on my own because I need more freedom.

Lets do this!  Lets all take a pledge to step out of our comfort of routine and enjoy our freedom in front of God and Country!

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