Friday, July 31, 2009

Living and Letting Live

cool house!


todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that as I practice being the best person I can be in my new life, I am learning to let others dislike me without having to show them why they're wrong. In my past life, I would have gone out of my way and done everything in my power to force them to like me. No more.

for the bad behavior I haven't done. Yet.

for a new recovery blogger, Diane.
She can be found at This Sober Life (click here)

that I stopped trying to get as tan as possible many years ago; I may still get skin cancer sometime in my future, but not because of my actions these days


Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.
~~ unknown


12 comments:

Mary Christine said...

I would have to white-knuckle living in that house.

Scott W said...

My sponsor says often all we can do is pray for the other person. Know what I mean?

Lou said...

Who doesn't like you!?!?

They are just plain wrong;)

Boston said...

great thing to be grateful about - the bad behavior we haven't done. me too, my friend.

diane d said...

Thanks for the shout out! I turned my comments on, didn't realize I forgot to do that.

Wow. I am totally learning that lesson, too. My old life was CONSUMED with trying to make people like me. It is so freeing to just be the best person I can be and know that I can't control what other people think or feel. When it all comes down to it, God's is the only opinion that matters anyway.

Steve E. said...

"Come fly with me..."

Syd said...

I think that I still seek approval, but I'm much better than I used to be.

Thanks for sharing about another recovery blogger.

Happy Friday.

Pam said...

If someone doesn't like me, I just think they're stupid. That works for me.

Gin said...

Oh I am so there with you on the trying to get people to like you thing.

Paula said...

I am lurking on your blog sometimes - in the back. With English not my frist language but loving a smart ass I always enjoy passing by. I am glad oyu have found sobriety and I am glad to have found you. Hugs across the pond

Zanejabbers said...

Lordy, I so identify about doing stuff to make people like me. I am getting much better about this, but..........

Tall Karen said...

Somebody once told me "what other people think of me is none of my business". It was tough one to get...but with the lesson came much freedom. Thanks for the amusement and giggles here as I am catching up on the last week. Grateful to be back in my life.