Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Readings From My Personal 'Book of Wisdom'

There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren't the way you had hoped they would be. That's when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down, but those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep you life focused on believing in yourself and all that you are capable of. There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them. Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are, and you will also see yourself developing into the person you have always wanted to be. 

Life is a journey through time, filled with may choices; each of us will experience life in our own special way. So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be, because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the dreams that you know are meant to come true for you. 

Deanna Beisser

Sometimes when I've nothing to do, I dig out my "Book of Wisdom" and read through it until I find something that catches my eye.   My "Book of Wisdom " is actually a collection of quotes and poems that caught my eye. I've been working on this book for nearly 20 years now, ever since hubby and I met.  Hubby is actually the one who got me started on this little book.  He always wrote down little things that interested him, and seeing this, I decided to give it a try.  I'd always kept a journal and often pull out a year and read.  That's why the above caught my eye last night. 

As I read through my journal, I realized that there have been many days when I awoke with the feeling that things weren't as they should be, and in my life there have been many people who let me down--my parents, my ex husband. And while some of my choices left others shaking their heads,  they were MY choices and MY life's journey. Indeed, I have lived a life filled with challenges, and I am still here to talk about it...because without struggle, there would be no growth. In fact, if problems are viewed as opportunities for growth, they can be much easier to deal with. 

Think of how boring your life would be if everything you ever wanted just fell into your hands.  To be sure, none of us wants to be constantly struggling, but, when you take time to think about it, really think about it, if everything was handed to us on a silver platter, and we never had to face a challenge, how boring life and meaningless would be! 

"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." 


  1. Your post made me think in a way that i was avoiding but i could n't run away from. Most of the times, i love going back to old journals but there have been a few entries that even years later are still too painful to read. And some photos of me that are still too painful to see. This shows me that i still have a lot of work to do and things to settle in my mind.
    Thank you for the kick in the ass. I really needed that!

  2. I find inspiration and strength from quotations too.

  3. I love the quote at the bottom of your post today. Sounds like good advice. X.

  4. This book of yours sounds like a wonderful book!

  5. It is so powerful to have such a shift of consciousness from victim to victor and I love how words/quotes/ideas can light the flame for us. Shine on, Mary!


  6. Hello Mary, nice message and I love your background.

  7. I don't have a Book of Wisdom, but instead I have a card file of wisdom on index cards in a box. I used to copy down bits of poetry, quotes, verses out of books, even phrases out of movies, basically anything that I found inspirational at the time. I did this for several years. I don't know why, but I stopped putting things down on cards and just started writing them on bits of paper, after a while I didn't even do that. Your post reminded me of my card box, which I hadn't thought of in quite some time. I'm going to get the cards out again, and go back to making my "Wisdom Cards".Thanks for the inspiration!