I want to control how things turn out. I want to control how people act around me. I want to control how people re-act to me.

But the only things I truly can control are which thoughts I choose to believe, which words I allow myself to say, and how good or bad I want to feel each and every moment.

So why do I avoid controlling these things that I actually can, and yet try so hard to control all those others things that are none of my business?

Is it because I’ve believed the lie that says we’re not supposed to live happily ever after in real life?

Well, maybe we can live happily ever after. Let’s try this. Instead of struggling to control everything outside of ourselves, let’s just focus on steering our own beliefs, words, and feelings away from negativity. We may then discover how great real life really is.

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