My Quotable Sunday Savior

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This quote has saved me in every way possible…..including my sanity…..from the mouth of the wise Benjamin Franklin who said:

“Believe none of what you hear, and half of what you see.”

Life is about perception. Every person’s perception is different from another. The same can be said about reality. So as to say that perception is reality, my perception is not the same as your perception which means that my reality is different from your reality.

Which in reality, what I am trying to say, is embrace all that is different. No one way is right, no one way is wrong, just what works, and what does not and even then what works for you may not work for me. Anger over differences means that you lack control…you lack control over oneself and others. In reality, NO ONE is in control of anything EXCEPT themselves. Accept it, let it go, move on. Maybe even grieve a little.

Meet the Author

Karie Herring

Karie Herring rambles of a former life in Phoenix, AZ while raising a teen and tween twins in their new home in Orlando, FL. She has been featured in AOL Money & Finance, Betty Confidential and Career School Now. She's a full-time technical writer, functional fitness athlete, overachieving wife and mom. She loves talking about maneuvering motherhood, womanhood, and her passion for essential oils and natural living.

26 comments… add one
  • Erica May 31, 2009, 4:42 am

    Very well said and so true. 🙂

  • Flying Giggles and Lollipops May 31, 2009, 5:52 am

    Perfect…thanks! Have a great weekend!

  • sandy May 31, 2009, 10:25 am

    What a great quote!

    I came by to Welcome you to SITS! It’s great to have you in the SITStahood!

  • kiddiescorner May 31, 2009, 11:47 am

    I love that quote. Have a Super Sunday!

  • Rachael May 31, 2009, 12:08 pm

    what a great reminder that things are not always as we perceive them!

  • I am Harriet May 31, 2009, 12:09 pm
  • Noah's Mommy May 31, 2009, 12:16 pm

    really good point…I think that is something we tend to forget sometime…WELCOME to SITS…I’m so happy you are here…wonderful blog

  • Anissa May 31, 2009, 1:26 pm

    Great Quote!

  • Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 31, 2009, 1:53 pm

    I absolutely love that quote!! And your summation speaks volumes…thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Enjoy your Sunday! 🙂

  • carma May 31, 2009, 2:11 pm

    very true, says this control freak who is trying to reform!

    Stoppin’ by from SITS to say “hi” and welcome. I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers!
    carma 🙂

  • Banteringblonde May 31, 2009, 2:27 pm

    Fantastic! I needed this today! Happy Sunday!

  • Sissy May 31, 2009, 2:54 pm

    ain’t that the truth?!?!

  • Sweet Serendipity May 31, 2009, 3:06 pm

    So true! “perception is reality” i say that all the time. Love the BF quote.
    Happy Sunday 😀

  • Marla May 31, 2009, 5:14 pm

    reality… always throws me for a loop *wink*

  • ~~tonya~~ May 31, 2009, 5:55 pm

    Great quote!!

    I also like what you said: Accept it, let it go, move on.

    Love your blog!! Stealing your button.

  • Totally_Toni May 31, 2009, 6:02 pm

    What a wonderful quote and so VERY true!!! Happy Sunday 🙂

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  • greedygrace May 31, 2009, 9:36 pm

    Well said. Excellent quote.

    I came by to welcome you to SITS! We’re happy to have you with us!

  • Joy May 31, 2009, 11:41 pm

    Just stopping by to say hello and welcome to the SITS community!

  • BPOTW Jun 1, 2009, 12:18 am

    You never know what you will find, when your mind is open. Great post.

  • Becca Jun 1, 2009, 4:27 am

    Wow, that perception and reality quote perfectly describes the problem with me and my boss right now.

  • Taryn Jun 1, 2009, 12:40 pm

    Oh, I love this quote! Some of the best quotes of our time came from Benjamin Franklin. This one is one of his best, that’s for sure!
    You have an adorable blog.
    Stopping by from SITS, and wanted to welcome you to the SITStahood!!!


  • Brandy Jun 1, 2009, 1:47 pm

    You’ve been tagged!

  • Em Jun 1, 2009, 2:17 pm

    How have I not stumbled upon you before?!

    Wonderful post – I’ll be back.

    Oh, and welcome to SiTS! Em

  • Anissa Jun 2, 2009, 6:31 pm

    Stopping by from Harriet’s to say hi! Checking on all who is doing the comment challenge. Thanks for grabbing my button I have yours too.

  • Equidae Jun 4, 2009, 1:19 pm

    nice…wish you a good day

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