Never stop learning because life never stop teaching. ~Unknown
◇ A young woman asked, “Why do I miss my Ex- who betrayed me, abused me emotionally and verbally?”
“Because you’re grieving the dead of a dream.”
◇It’s better to cry than be bitter. Tears are blood of a soul.”
◇Don’t complain. Don’t Explain.
◇One thing I’m sure I learned in my teens is shame is a terrible motivator. I grew up crippled with insecurity and never felt good enough.
◇What I say here is only real if you understand it. That is if you see the world the way I see it. Einstein once said “If you can’t explain it simply you don’t understand it well enough.”
◇To understand my addictions, I learned that the word ‘addiction’ comes from a Latin word addictus, meaning slave. I am slave to my addictions. And I have several addictions. One of my addictions I spending too much money buying books.
◇Toxic people are dangerous, very unsafe people. They are manipulative, judgmental, controlling and self-centered.
Sometimes it’s necessary to end a toxic relationship.
◇Strong people admit their mistakes, weaknesses, and their blind sides. Weak people can’t take any criticism.
◇Gossiping is envy. It is Jealousy. When they see you achieving something they will try to pull you down by Gossiping about you. Sad truth is: We all gossip one way or another.
◇When I feel envy I try to transform it into inspiration. I go do something, i.e., read a book or read book reviews. 😆
◇ I also learned in my teens that sex was a shameful and bad thing. And it’s also shameful to tell a boy you like them. Shaming is really just the flipside of pride and arrogance.
◇Forgiveness is healing. I don’t have to tell you that I forgive you. I don’t have to wait for your apology. I forgive for me, for my own sanity. For you to heal is to forgive your offenders for yourself, not them.
◇Reconciliation is trust. Trust is earned through trust worthy behavior.
◇When I was in my teens, I believed I was a problem. I was not a problem. I was a scapegoat.
◇Self control is to not allow those who do so little for you to control your mind, your feelings and your emotions.
◇ Self awareness is when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make good decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re less likely to lie, cheat, and steal.
◇Delayed Gratification. Based on the marshmallows experiment You don’t have to have it now. Do your homework before play. The children who were willing to delay gratification and waited to receive the second marshmallow ended up having higher SAT scores, lower levels of substance abuse, lower likelihood of obesity, better responses to stress, better social skills as reported by their parents, and generally better scores…
◇ Schadenfreude is rejoicing at someone else’s misfortune. We’ve all done it even if we’re not proud of it.
◇ Mitfrèude… I’m so happy for you.

Father what we know not, teach us. What we have not, give us. What we are not, make us for your Son’s sake. Amen.

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