It’s all very well to espouse truisms when you are in elation, floating on a cloud.  But when you have your feet firmly planted or mired in the mud of life, then it is another thing.  I’m talking about this asinine statement, “You can’t control what others do.  You can only control what you do.”

Try to control yourself in the heat of the moment, or should I say, the heat of days, weeks or even months.  Not so easy, in the face of what the other person does.  It is damn hard when you have no control over what he will do.

Life is hard, as M. Scott Peck said in The Road Less Travelled.  And so, I put my head down, breathe to gather up muster and put one foot in front of the other.  I see myself at least.  Recognition can be a start.  Now, I just have to take a few more breaths and another step.  I am doing the best I can.

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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4 Responses to THE BEST I CAN

  1. Totally agree! It’s so hard to control ourselves sometimes!

  2. For sure – by thinking about your struggles and how to respond when you’re not in the moment of tension, you can be much better prepared to control challenges.

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