You Are The Captain

Hey Power Girl,

How do you like to start your day?

What helps you start off your day in a positive attitude and help others get in the same positive state of mind as you?

Well I know that I always start my day with a daily devotion.  This helps me to get into a positive attitude, which also helps me to be determined and get done what I need to get done in a day.

What I love about these devotions is that they are always different, so I can reflect on each new reflection and apply them to the rest of my day.

One of my recent devotions was talking a little bit about the saying, “your response is your responsibility.”

I absolutely LOVE this saying because it is 100% true and because YOUR RESPONSE IS YOUR CHOICE !!!

After listening to my devotion I decided  to do some reflecting on this saying.

As I sat there thinking about that saying, it hit me, that no matter what is happening in my life, I can DECIDE how I want to respond.

In other words, although I can’t control all of the events that take place in my life, I CAN control my RESPONSE to those events instead of REACTING emotionally to them.

So today Power Girl we are going to be talking a little bit about the saying, “YOUR RESPONSE IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY”

Have you ever felt sad?  Have you ever felt like the world is out to get you?

Have you ever felt depressed and then you felt happy again for a time, only to be sad again, sometimes for no particular reason?  This is called an emotional roller coaster.

Sometimes when we get these feelings, we let them take over our bodies and our lives.

What we need to remember is that HOW we CHOOSE to respond to something is OUR responsibility Power Girl.

We ALL have the power to control what we think, and how we respond to situations in life.


Now, I know you are saying, yeah Jessy, that is easier said than done!  But, the reality is, IT IS WHAT YOU SAY IT IS!  If you make up your mind, that your response to whatever happens in your life is going to be positive,  then it absolutely will be!

Sometimes even going through a situation in your mind and picturing your positive response to it, will help you respond the way you want to when it actually does happen.

Imagine if you are always getting upset when your parents ask you to clean up your messy room and then you feel bad for getting mad at them when they just want you to have a clean room.

You could imagine them “nagging” you to clean your room, but then instead of complaining, you imagine telling them “No problem Mom, thanks for the reminder!”

Guess what will happen the next time they ask you to clean your room.  Well you’ve already played it out in your mind and CHOSE your response to that situation.

Now you get a better result, you feel more in control, and your Mom thinks you’re the best kid ever!

So Power Girl, when life gets tough and the roller coaster of life wants to take you on a CRAZY ride, it is up to you to decide whether or not to get on and take that ride.

So take charge and remember that you are the Captain of your own roller coaster and that your response is your responsibility!

Good luck and enjoy the ride!

Your friend and coach,

Jessy Lipke



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