It Is What It Is

Something I've been saying a lot lately, "It is what it is". Now stop and think about that a minute....

My husband and I have been trying to avoid the negativity in our lives lately. That could mean, avoiding certain people, keeping the TV news off and avoiding so much time on Social Media.


I'm personally sick if hearing about politics, gay rights and animal abuse! People are finding a way and reason to argue about everything. The world is getting worst every day. Insurance is getting more costly and doctor bills are on the rise. But, "It is what It is". Its not going to do any good to stress about it. We need to just focus on happiness and do the best we can.

I want to live in a happy world. That's going to be a hard thing to do with so much hate and crime that's lingering in our home towns. I can let it bother me and it will not help at all. I have the right to pick and choose the places I want to go and areas I want to avoid. I'll do just that. 

For now on, I'm going to try and get through my days without complaining so much, "it is what it is". Friends have turned from me and I have family members that make me upset by avoiding me. I have to let it go and stop worrying about it. If they don't need me, then they don't need me. However, Ill always be here for them when they do. I think they have way more problems than I have.

The work place is not fair. Favoritism is a problem, Language and actions are a pain to deal with every single day. It does no good to gripe about it. I try to ignore it. All I can do is the best I can. My reward is my paycheck.

Complaining and getting mad does not show my Christian roots. It feels so much better to walk by all people and smile at them. Yes, I smile at every person I walk by. Showing them whats really in my heart, not whats in my mind. You never know what they are going through or what they have been through. Instead of grinching at the car that just cut me off or the man that let the door slam in my face, I'll just let it go. Again, you never know whats going on there.


Not everyone is respectful, nice or generous. Its just the way it is. I will no longer let piddly little things get me in a tissy. People need love and kindness shown toward them. Not everyone is raised in a Christian home, have parents that show them love and support, or have anyone thats taught them respect or care. It's my responsibility to show them that there is still good people around. The world will let us down every day. Its not a fair world, but I have to live in it and even though I cant make a better world, I can make a better me.

8 comments

  1. Hello Lisa, I enjoyed your post today. Yes I try and be pleasant and think positive too! :)

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  2. With your talents, you'd be amazed at how much better the world is

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  3. That's a great attitude to have!!

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  4. Thank you for this sweet reminder - we could all learn from this great post, Lisa!

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  5. you said a mouth full here:Not everyone is raised in a Christian home, have parents that show them love and support, or have anyone thats taught them respect or care. It's my responsibility to show them that there is still good people around. *****

    More so now than ever in this world, the above is true. I too try to smile at everyone and acknowledge their presence.
    Very good entry, I am positive of that!

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  6. I hear you. Words to the wise. Kindness is the key.

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  7. I think many people and sometimes all people at some point in time get caught up in a "us vs them" situation. I'm certainly guilty of it at times. I try not to make it personal if I don't have to.

    Red vs blue politics

    Our religion vs their religion

    their background vs our background

    their language vs our language

    their generation vs our generation.

    It's seem human nature is prone to de-humanizing those we aren't like.

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  8. Amen. : ) We must choose to be happy and thankful for what we have.
    I think the farther our great country gets from God, the worse it is going to get and we must remember that in the end God wins. : )

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