Serenity Sunday: Pondering Decisions to Promote Peace and Prevent Drama
Peace … NOT Drama!
It’s Serenity Sunday, a day to reflect on peacefulness and the things, situations, and people who contribute to or detract from serenity in our lives.
Sometimes the need to make decisions can be frustrating and overwhelming. There are far too many things going on these days that can bring way too much drama and chaos into our lives. Many times we can either promote peace or lack thereof simply by what we say or how we act.
Decisions, decisions. They’re in our face all the time, every day. They also range from minor, like choosing what clothes to wear, or what food to eat — to life-changing, such as a career change or lifestyle change. But is it possible for decision-making to also be a serene, peaceful time for us?
I sometimes second guess decisions, such as pursuing my Doctor of Education degree, since it took up more than seven years of my life. However, now that I am officially Dr. Banks, it has ultimately been worth it.
Another decision I made last year was to only operate TWO blogs instead of several. This allows me to devote more time to other endeavors. I also post daily on my Words of Encouragement blog, for those of you who might like to read daily inspiration, devotions, and scripture.
I can say honestly that the eventual outcome of those two decisions HAS brought more serenity into my life!
Sometimes we do have to make tough decisions, and they’re often emotionally draining, but they are for our ultimate peace of mind. I think this quote especially embodies that concept.
“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me.
I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me.
I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise.
I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons.
I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities.
In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement.
Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals.
And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.”
– Most often attributed to Meryl Streep —
Actually written by Portuguese
So What About YOU?
Do you find it easy to make decisions?
Have you recently had to make any life-changing decisions?