Monday, February 12, 2018

Sparks on Monday #2




I'm joining with McGuffy's Reader this morning with an inspirational thought/quote that speaks to me (and if it benefits anyone else, all the better!) 



Isn't this true though?  So many times in our lives we let the little things bother us that usually always turn out to be just stuff and nonsense.  It's happened to me, leaving me wondering, well why did I let that bother me. 



There will always be this, that or the other to make one upset, but I would like to reach the point of maturity to let the nonsense go and not respond to it.  



It seems the devil loves to sit on our shoulder and push, prod, poke and goad us into saying or doing something we will usually always regret doing.  

I think of all the times I have let little hurts build into giant pains.  



I think it takes great strength to be humble and quiet when our inner being is screaming to just say this or do that.  Walk away...pretty hard to do.  

But on my journey to living the rest of my life seeking joy...it's a giant goal for me.  




23 comments:

Stewart M said...

I dont think I have met anybody who thinks I am becoming more quiet - although it would probably be a good thing if it happened!

Glad that you liked my post about India - there will be one about the colour green going up in a few days.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Tom said...

...nonsense sure was fun!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

hmmm prompted thoughts...if I had it to do over...never would have allowed a TV in my home.

Sandra said...

amen and amen again. most of my life i did this and let the little things matter and even fester and boil over, as i have aged i have changed and although now and then it sneaks up on me, most of the time i live and love and don't sweat the small things.

Arkansas Patti said...

A good lesson in there for us all.

Red said...

Your quote certainly applies to me. Today I'm still a rebel . I still take chances.

Out on the prairie said...

I laughed at my response when a grand spilled milk all over my couch, his mom was mortified, i said it happens.We tend to enjoy life better this way.

Sandee said...

This is so very true. I've guilty of this. I have grown into my old skin very nicely and I'm very comfortable. I'm also grateful.

Have a fabulous day filled with love. ♥

Ruth Hiebert said...

Thanks for sharing this.

Nancy J said...

Sometimes it is the tiniest thing that upsets the whole balance, and afterwards, you wonder why all the worry and fuss. Love all your words today, and the colours going crossways, this would print into a superb wall hanging. XXX

Connie said...

I like this quote, and it speaks to me too. So many times I have worried about inconsequential things.

Anvilcloud said...

I must confess that you sent me to googling 'joing.'

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love having this to ponder on this afternoon. I could use time to think about situations before I speak...for sure! Hugs!

Patricia said...

Age does have benefits.

Josie Two Shoes said...

This was a wonderful Sparks quote and your thoughts on it were even better! So true, that we find it hard to just let things go and "walk away". But we feel so much better later if we do. I am 64 now and finally learning the wisdom of these words. I am much quieter, much less confrontational, and much more happy and at peace. Fight only the really big issues, and let the little stuff go!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is so true, great spark!

McGuffy's Reader said...

Oh, Terri, I love this. And, your blog is bautiful! Thank you for joining Sparks! I am so happy to have you do this!
Valentine Hugs!
Sparks: 19
Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

Ida said...

Interesting thoughts, Sometimes it is good to just sit back and reflect and try not to fret over silly things.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Love this, Terri - that quote is so true! I used to get so infuriated at my husband for telling me to 'let it go', but he was so right. Now I find such peace in 'not owning' everybody's drama. It took me a lifetime, but I am so much happier. xx Karen

Hootin' Anni said...

I like your thoughts on this subject!! And it's good to remember to get the devil off my shoulder with a flick of my finger!

Debbie said...

so, so true - i often wish i could have talked to my younger self!!! have a beautiful weekend!!!

ElizrdbthSpeaks said...

well said. so true. love that quote. hope you are well. have a great weekend. ( ;

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A very worthy (and difficult) goal, and one I very much share with you! Thanks for the post.