Phenomenal Friday-Accepting Beliefs That Make Your Life Better


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You will always have happiness in life when you begin to focus and take responsibility for who you are and how you want to live your life. ~Yvette N Treco


Everyone believes that what they believe is the true and I’ve come to accept the fact everyone shares different beliefs about life, God and human kindness. What I’m careful about is though, to not let the toxic beliefs of others spill over into my own life because when you seek information for yourself and stick to the idea of creating a more harmonious life for yourself, one that’s free of confusion or mental clutter. Why let someone else distort that?

When speaking to people about my concept of ignoring anything and anyone that doesn’t bring some value to my life, some really strange questions follow. The three most common questions and answers…Do I believe in Gay Marriages? Yes! Do I believe in God? Yes though my concept of God is completely different than most. Do I believe in Fairies, Unicorns, The Loch Ness Monster? Most certainly do, again not in the concept as others do. Most often people are stopped in their tracks at my first and last responses, it’s ok to believe in God just as long as you don’t try to explain the deeper level of your belief. But gay marriages and mythical creatures are a bit much to absorb in the moment so there’s always a strange stare after, sometimes even a few steps back to distance themselves from the crazy lady.

Call me crazy, call me insane, imperfect! My beliefs come from my experiences, no I’ve never seen fairies, a Unicorn or the Loch Ness Monster but I’ve experienced love, pain, prejudices, racism, misogyny, loss, betrayal. You name it. At some point in my life, I’ve experienced. Maybe not at the point that some of you have but our experiences should never be downplayed. Your level of pain may have differed from mine, but it had some effect on life. So going through life as I have, I do believe in a power higher than myself and don’t want to inflict pain or prejudice on anyone else so yes I do believe in gay marriages. Everyone is entitled to do what makes them happy and to live a life that brings them joy.

If you’re stuck about wanting to know what beliefs to accept to make your life better. Well, you can start with the belief that you are enough. Then look at what makes you happy, forget about what society dictates and look at what brings meaning and joy to your life and the lives of those around you.


This is my contribution to Debbie’s Forgiving Friday series, where she writes about and invite others to share their reflections on Forgiveness, Self-Love and Personal Growth. Thank you, Debbie Roth,  I am eternally grateful to you for allowing me to contribute to your blog.


~Happy Friday

©Ettta D Richards


12 thoughts on “Phenomenal Friday-Accepting Beliefs That Make Your Life Better

  1. Last month October I was making inquiries as to internet service prices. The man on the phone became belligerent and upset because I refused to make up my mind and give him my credit card number. I was surprised by his attitude but I had an event that day so I calmly ended the conversation. Dismissed the guy and went on my merry way. The sad thing is that such a large cable and Internet provider can have such rude customer service representatives. There was no way that I was going to allow his negative comments affect my evening. I had a great time.

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    1. Good for you!!! I always say the same thing. How can large companies have such horrible attitudes. At my age I refuse to put up with anything that annoys me, bad customer service, toxic relaitonships and gossiping co-workers. I think once you’ve reached a certain age, gone through crap in your life you realise the clock is ticking and refuse to waste another second on things you wasted time on in the past! 😉

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      1. I checked with two of my former colleagues who verified that this particular cable internet provider has awful customer service. A woeful History. Glad that I didn’t get them. Eventually I will go with the competition.

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      2. Great! You don’t need that aggravation in your life. lol! I once walked out of a store leaving all my shopping in the shopping cart due to bad customer service.


      3. One of my best qualities is being able to stand up for myself. I can be aggressive when I need to be. I don’t allow People to disrespect me. I remember once I had ordered eyeglasses. Gave my payment. Went to pick them up the next day. Store tried to give me a hard time. Big mistake. Obviously given my eye condition I must have eyeglasses. I made a scene and they sent someone to get my glasses. I think that the woman behind the counter really thought that I was going to reach across the counter and strangle her. Sometimes you have to be Ghetto. Not often but New York is a tough city and you gotta know how to handle your business.

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  2. Oh Etta, this is such a beautiful post! Choosing our beliefs is so powerful. 🙂 In my experience, we often judge based on a limiting belief about ourselves or others (often b/c of how we grew up). Letting these go – and choosing beliefs that serve us – is such a powerful key to forgive. And I love your encouragement for those of us who are stuck in what we believe. 🙂 You are so wise and thank you for sharing this gift for #ForgivingFridays. I’m about to post!

    I love you.
    Love and Light, Debbie

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