Sunday Morning Reflections has become one of my most favorite things to write each week, mostly because you've supported me when I go off track. Well, this morning is pretty typical. I've got a little soft music playing in my office*, and the house has that beautiful Sunday morning silence.
Last week I had a vendor who was relentless in trying to pitch me to utilize his services for this site. Then, a day or two later, a photographer who I don't know chased me down and insisted I allow her to guest post for SCU. Without going through my archives or looking beyond a couple of days of posts, she decided she knew what you wanted to read about.
Last week I shared this quote on Twitter and it's perfect right now:
"Don't judge my story on the chapter you walked in on!"
I know we've all had people, including friends and family members, try and tell us how to live our lives and what dreams we should chase. How many times has somebody said, "You know what you should do?" The issue is, you didn't ask for their opinion. Don't let people "should" on you!
It's a short point this morning. We're all masters of our destiny. We have choices to make every day, and they're our choices. There's nothing wrong in asking for advice, help, and direction - but it's the unsolicited advice from all the Monday morning quarterbacks that sometimes can drag us down.
I found another great quote to wrap this up...
"Don't judge my choices without understanding my reasons.
And on that note, it's time for me to wish all of you a terrific Sunday. Share the time with those people most important to you. Always leave eleven seconds free for a big hug with that person you love the most. And, in keeping with today's theme - don't let anybody tell you what to do with your dreams!
* I've mentioned music in my office a number of times over the years and somebody recently asked about my set up. I'm all about easy low tech solutions - I've got my phone on bluetooth. I love Pandora and FreeWill. Right now Pandora is playing a favorite station - "Classical for Studying Radio." Also, I bought a Samsung sound bar a while back that sits on top of a book case. The sound in my office is terrific for this application. At the time it was on sale for $88, making it an even better choice.
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