By Ettie Rutherford
In Kristine Carlson’s book, “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff”, — that she co-authored with her late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson — she makes the point that too many of us spend time worrying about the past rather than on what is now, therefore neglecting to be grateful for present blessings.
Certainly, there are times when we wish that circumstances could have been more fulfilling, but if there is no possibility for change then LET IT GO, and:
- Use lessons learned from upsetting situations to guide your future.
- Do not try fighting fire with fire.
- Stop saying: shoulda, coulda, woulda.
- Remember: Anything that did not affect your breathing was not a catastrophe.
- Avoid people, organizations, or habits that do not appreciate you.
- Learn to forgive.
- Move on with a smile. That confuses the ones who caused your dilemma.
Award-winning Ettie Rutherford, B.Ed, Dip.Ed, M.Ed, is an educator, life coach, consultant and author of “Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like An Eagle?”. An accomplished public speaker, Ettie is the Founder and CEO of Women Are Worthy, which provides step-by-step strategies for women to achieve their goals, with a minimum amount of stress. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org