Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Hot Dog Cooker

If we don't learn to say no, we stop liking ourselves and the people we always try to please. We may even punish others out of resentment.
When do we say no?
When no is what we really mean.
When we learn to say no, we stop lying. People can trust us, and we can trust ourselves. All sorts of good things happen when we start saying what we mean.

The Language Of Letting Go, Melody Beattie, page 224

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for faith that some day I will be able to say no a little more often, when that's what I need to say

that I'm taking my mother on a road trip tomorrow - to her dentist -- a round-trip of about 60 miles (this ordeal will leave her exhausted)

that in retirement, I stay as busy as if I were still employed (although MC reminded me a few days ago that I have a new employer)

for a newcomer at the noon meeting yesterday; it's always an inspiration to me

that yesterday was Sonny's 65th birthday (he's a 24-year fixture and Ops. Manager of Lambda)

that today's picture has absolutely nothing to do with anything I've written; I just liked it

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
-Vince Lombardi

15 comments:

Scott W said...

"No" is a complete sentence.

Scott said...

dAAve, where do you find these pics? Or wait, let me guess, those are your hot dog cookers...

Mary Christine said...

I would like a hot dog please, with mustard and relish.

It's InTheBook said...

No.

It's InTheBook said...

See, I can do it today!

sirreene said...

I am NOT a vegetarian.

Lex-Sunshine said...

LOVE the Language of Letting Go quote. Boundaries are new to me, so its good to hear I'm not the only one struggling with them.

Tab said...

"No" took a long time for some of to learn to use as our right.

Your last sentence cracked a smile of my face Daave,,,I love that you are just YOU:)

Thanks for sharing(as always)

Boston B. said...

enjoyed the reading. having trouble saying no. love the pic.

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Just wanted to say I see you.
JJ

Gwen said...

Scott W used the line me hubby always uses. Darn!

Love that pic.

lash505 said...

The key is can it hold a sausage?

Daily Piglet said...

Funny you mention the "new employer". I was on the phone today with a hospital person and she asked, "who is your employer?". I said, "God."

She said, "Amen."

Mr. H.K. said...

Now, I want a weiner!

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