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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, November 08, 2010

Musing about things on Monday . . . .

Just a reminder - I'm running a giveaway - see November 3rd's blog. And I have to remind you - you must be a follower of my blog to enter (and it's never too late - lol).Thanks and good luck to everyone. It is a $55.00 gift certificate to CSN!

Again I am not talking about a religious experience here - I am talking more of a psychological experience. We are responsible for living here on earth - not to blame others - and to accept full responsibility for your actions. So many times something hits you straight in the eyes and what is our first instinct? To deny it! To say no that is not me. So and so made us do it. It is someone else's fault.

The day I think we become free and stronger is the day we learn who we are and accept responsibility for our own action. What do you think

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” -- Bob Moawad

"If you have built castles in the air,your work need not be lost;That is where they should be.Now put foundations under them."~ Henry David Thoreau


Thanks Jerry.

Happy Monday,

Sandie

23 comments:

varunner said...

I vote no on the font.

I definitely try to follow this philosophy as well. Like you said, easier said than done. I kind of like the Eckhart Tolle stuff - I've listened to his Oprah podcasts - good stuff.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I like this post! Yep I am trying to take responsibility for my own happiness! It is up to me! The font is pretty but a little hard to read for these old eyes of mine!

Terra said...

The exercise block is so funny!

DaCraftyLady said...

LOL...I had a good laugh with the block...that is me all the way...I totally believe your thoughts on responsibility...I like the post it is to the point, honest, and so so true!!! :)

Nick said...

Loved the chicken in the oven. What is it about chickens? They are always funny.

Together We Save said...

This is a great post!! Thanks for sharing.

A Hopeful Heart said...

Sadly, very few people in society today take responsiblity for their actions. I mean, someone cuts you off in traffic, just shoot them, right? Instead of exercising self-control and NOT lashing out at them, people just say "they made me do it." And on and on it goes. We always want to blame someone else for something...rather goes back to Eve, who blamed the serpent, and Adam, who blamed Eve!!!

Blessings and love,
Patti

Aunt of 14 said...

The turkey's horror movie made me giggle!

Ginny said...

Well, I could walk around the block ten times with this thingy!! LOVE the chicken horror movie!

That corgi :) said...

loved the horror movie! and I agree with you, it is good to accept responsibility for our actions upfront without any hem-hawing or blaming others and to simply say "I was wrong" or "I did it" without a lot of excuses either. I do agree that it can be freeing because were are strong enough to admit we are humans and capable of making mistakes, etc.

betty

Rose said...

i try to take responsibility for myself but at times it's hard. we sometimes build our happiness upon someone and this gets us in a mess. it needs to come from within ourselves. thanks rose

Melanie said...

Funny picture of the chickens! LOL
I like the walk around the block too. :)
Is your grandson here yet??

Just Be Real said...

Every time I see the picture with the turkey's I always laugh. Love the block one as well. Thank you for sharing and making me smile. Blessings.

Debbie said...

I completely agree with these thoughts expressed. I think we have become a culture of excuse makers and blame passers, and it is to our utmost shame.

I may not LIKE it when I get hit in the face, but when I let myself learn, I am always happier.

I love that Thoreau quote, too!

Pat MacKenzie said...

Excellent thoughts. I need to be reminded to take responsibility for how I react to people, situations, and things beyond my control.

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The Quintessential Magpie said...

I think a big part of what is wrong with this country is the fact that people don't accept any responsibility for their actions. Accountability is important.

Loved this quote:

"If you have built castles in the air,your work need not be lost;That is where they should be.Now put foundations under them."~ Henry David Thoreau

Perfect!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...You find the darndest things. That chicken horror movie was a hoot. Hope your day went well. Susan

Sharon Kirby said...

It seems to me that the "Blame Game" started early - in the Garden of Eden. Eve blamed the serpent, Adam blamed Eve.

It's tough to own up to our mistakes, to our sins. But taking responsibility is the first step to making things right - with God, and with others.

When King David finally owned up to his sin - God forgave him, and used him powerfully. Accepting responsibility when we're wrong, makes us better able to handle responsibility when we're right.

I'd write more. but this is long. I'm sorry...I take full responsibility...

:)

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

I got a good laugh out loud of the chickens watching the horror movie! Poor chickens....

Have a Great Day!
Angela

Knitty said...

You mean I can't blame my weight on baby fat? (never mind that the baby is 30!) I can't blame hubby for the house being messy? I can't blame the dog for that smell? (oops! The dog has been gone for years)

As usual, you leave me with lots to think about. I'm thinking about getting a block to walk around and thinking how funny that horror movie is! LOL!!!

BECKY said...

Very good stuff, Sandie...and hhmmm, I think I recognize that quote!! :)

I need to find your contest post. I don't remember if I entered or not! duh!

Annesphamily said...

I think people need to learn to be responsible for themselves and stop blaming others and depending so heavily on the government. I look at everything from a biblical prespective and even the bible says if you are too lazy to work you should not eat. 2 Thessalonians 3:10
Tnanks for sharing Anne

Buttercup said...

As I've gotten older it's become easier to realize I'm responsible for me. Saves a lot of time whining.

Graceland was terrific. Definitely recommend a visit.