You Need To Change

The first steps to wisdom I wrote about yesterday. About recognizing our own feelings and realizing that we have feelings, but we are not our feelings.

Often it is someone or something that brings out negative feelings.

It’s Christmas season. But we hardly feel the optimism of looking forward to celebrate the coming of Jesus.

We feel pressured. Parties to attend (some good, but always something else). The same old tired seasonal music, which would be good, but we hear 24/7 it seems on every radio and in every store–especially the stores. Expectations of others for presents. How we must be nice to everyone–especially certain everyone’s.

The most important next step toward having and living wisdom is to realize there is only one variable we can control in all this mess.

That would be us.

We can choose to wallow in our role as Ebenezer Scrooge or Mr. Grinch.

Or like they did in their stories, we can choose to change our story. Pick a new outlook on life. We can choose to enjoy people, or at least avoid those who seem to go out of their way to annoy us.

Realizing that we can be the change is the next step to wisdom.

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