Sunday, August 19, 2012

Has this ever happened to you?

I had a line from a movie pop into my head this morning:  Listen to it here

I had to Google to remember the source of the quote (because the coffee has yet to kick in this morning).  When the You Tube link popped up I was amazed at myself for not remembering that these words were uttered through Clint Eastwood's clenched teeth.  (We are HUGE Clint fans in this house).

The hubster was concerned that I was attempting to send him a subtle message about something he did - or was thinking about doing.  I quickly reassured him that this advice was for me: I am on the verge of spreading myself too thin (as is my habit, because I have a speech impediment which makes it difficult for me to say the word "No" to people).

I am a habitual people-pleaser who avoids conflict and hard feelings at all costs.  As a result, I easily over-commit myself to help friends when I should be taking care of myself or my family.  Well, that buck stops here today!  For once, I actually saw it coming before it happened.  (Hooray for me!)

Friday, August 10, 2012

So - What's it gonna be?

Today is yet another opportunity to make choices:

  • what do I eat for breakfast?
  • dark magic or donut shop coffee from the Keurig?
  • does the dog get a crunchy dog biscuit or one of her special bacon treats after performing her morning constitutional?
  • oh, and can't forget the wardrobe for the day - will I be leaving the house (which forces a certain level of decorum) or do I get to just hang around the house for the day?
  • then there is the all important attitude... will I pattern my outlook after the concept "the glass is half full" or will I be more like Eeyore?
Circumstances come and go. I can moan about the rain or think of it as "liquid sunshine."  We all have the chance to make choices in our lives.  So, what's it gonna be?