A quote that has stuck out to me over the past few years is one that I hold dear to my heart.

Sometimes, the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best. Let go and let God

This quote has gotten me through so many struggles and downs in my life, especially this year. I’m the world’s worst when it comes to getting inside my own head and imagining the worst. I take responsibility for things that aren’t necessarily my fault. I try to fix things. I go the extra mile to not disappoint someone or make them feel bad. It’s sometimes maddening. 
On the other side of the spectrum, I wonder what the future will hold. I wonder whether I’m making the right decisions and if stressing over this or that is worth it in the end. I imagine what it’s like to not have to work two jobs at one time. I obsess over the little details that oftentimes don’t matter at all. Maddening, I tell ya! What am I doing to myself?! 
But, while I’m doing all of this self-destruction, I find peace and comfort in the above quote. I actually have it written on a post-it note on my desk in my office at work. It reminds me to breathe. To stop the madness. And then, I have comfort in the ‘how’ – have faith that everything will work out for the best. I have to let go and let God. That’s key! It reminds me time and time again that God’s got me. He’s got all of this under control, and I shouldn’t worry about what I may or may not be doing wrong. I shouldn’t be wondering over the future, because He already has it all planned out. And while I’m so focused on the future, I miss out on the here and now. I don’t want to miss out. I want to take it all in and soak up every minute of every day. I don’t want to wake up in five years and wonder what the heck I did all this time? I don’t want to miss it. I want to enjoy it. 

I’m a worrier (shocker, I know!). I sometimes freak out when things aren’t planned just right or even go according to plan. As a matter of fact, it’s very hard for me to accept when plans change, whether it be completely or by an hour or two. I think sometimes it’s because I am diligent in not changing plans on people – if I say I’m going to arrive at a specific time, I make sure I’m there. I don’t like disappointing people (see: I’m a people pleaser). It’s tough, but it’s something I’m really striving towards working on. I know that it’s not necessarily good for me to worry so much, especially over things that are out of my control, or others’ control. Sometimes, life happens, and I’ve just got to roll with the punches. This quote reminds me to do just that: roll with it. I don’t want to be one of those people that gets all angry and upset if something comes up and plans change. I don’t want to worry or obsess over something minuscule. So in that, I remember:

Sometimes, the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best. Let go and let God


The Daily Tay Blogtober14
Participating in #Blogtober14 with Helene in Between and The Daily Tay! Today’s prompt: favorite quote and why.

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