This week's Spin Cycle, brought to you by Gretchen at Second Blooming is on quotes. So I've chosen some quotes that are significant to me and inspire me or capture my feelings at a given moment in time. I'm a quotes person, and these are just three that I often use:
I am often surrounded by negative people. Not naming names or anything, but not everyone is my cheerleader. I enjoy a joke now and then, but I often find myself the butt of people's jokes. So sometimes when I get really excited about something I'm doing or really am working hard at something, and I share it with certain people in my life, it is followed with sarcasm, a joke or a negative jab. And I'm the kind of person who takes these jabs to heart. I let them soak into my heart and my mind, and there they fester until I feel pretty much awful about myself. So I believe it was Real Simple magazine's Daily Quote where I got this particular one. I have written down and taped to my computer screen, as well as on our refrigerator and I read it when I'm in those moments. Does it change my mode of thinking? Not always. But it's a reminder that sometimes those negative comments are because the person is jealous and feeling insecure that they aren't shining that light.
I repeat this Bible verse over and over in my head in times when I'm particularly scared or anxious about something. As I walked into the OR for Aubrey's arrival, I said this verse in my prayer as a silent prayer that God would watch over the two of us during surgery. When I worry about my health, T's job, my job, my family, I'll repeat this over and over again. It's like my mantra. It may not be a long prayer, but it's one that truly encompasses my thoughts at that given moment.
And I know that my previous quotes were serious ones, so I'll end with perhaps an inappropriate quote, but one that keeps me laughing nonetheless....
And this, my friends is what I think over and over in my head I deal with some attorneys or well...other people in the world around me, specifically in the grocery store :-).
So those are my quotes. What quotes mean a lot to you? Stop by Gretchen's and see what other spinners have to share!