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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My Thought of the Day

Happy Tuesday, friends.  I'm still working out this inconsistent blogging thing.  I'll get there.  :-)

I HAVE been writing, sort of.

I posted this in my Team Cyndi Lou/AdvoCare Facebook group earlier today.  I thought that the blog would also be a good place for it.  Here is Cyndi's Thought of the Day:

Tough Love. Sometimes we need it.
About 5 years ago, I had a defining moment. Without going into too much detail, I had struggled with a personal issue for most of my life. I just didn't see a way out of or around it. I was doing the best I could, however, I was still not who or where I wanted to be. This issue had impacted my quality of life for sometime. As we know, what affects us also affects the ones we love and live with.

This had become a recurring source of frustration for my husband and me. To his credit, he is pretty laid back about things, but even he had a breaking point. After having an emotionally charged discussion about it, again, he looked at me and said, "Honey, I love you, but I can't fix this for you. This is something you'll have to do yourself."

And finally, at that moment, the light bulb went on. Brightly. I realized that it was no one's responsibility but my OWN and no matter what had transpired in my life up to that point, I had the ability and the power to alter my course.

So I did. Just like that. Thanks to my husband's tough love, my eyes were opened. It was like a huge splash of cold water in my face. I woke up. And I got to work.

I'm all for loving people through things, and I'm all for being kind and compassionate. But sometimes, we all need to get a cold avalanche of water in the face.

Here's yours: WAKE UP! GET OVER IT!! Take responsibility! Stop blaming people! Grow up!

Put the big boy/girl pants on and just DO whatever it is you have been wanting to do. No more excuses. No more wishing. No more hoping.

Take control of your own life. It's time.