“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you don’t like something, change it . If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” Maya Angelou

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” Dalai Lama

Thinking it Through…

I was recently talking with a friend of mine about what we can really control. Many of us (myself included) want to feel like we control our lives. We do everything we can to keep things in order and going our way. The fact is we can only control one thing and that is our mind…our thoughts and from our thoughts come our actions. That is what we can control and that is enough! I find that it is more then a full time job to direct my thoughts in positive ways and choose a good attitude. So what are the benefits of controlling your own mind? They are endless but here are a few… More joy, more peace, more creativity, a feeling of direction and purpose and the powerful feeling that comes from taking responsibility for your thoughts and actions.


1. What would you like to focus your thoughts on today?

2. What are some action steps you can take today towards what you want?

3. Who or what do you need to stop trying to control?

4. What do you need to give up worrying about?

Dance with Joy,

Leanna Fredrich


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