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I started to write something else…

I started to write something else

but I realized as I was writing it that it was negative.   I am a motivated type of person, how can that be?  I should always be inspiring and uplifting right?   blah blah blah.

As I was reading over the first paragraph it occurred to me that I needed to change my thought process.  Instead of dwelling on the “I can’t”  or “I hope”  it should be  “I can”  and ” I will.”


Changing a habit or something that seems normal to us is a very hard thing to do.  It takes determination and guts.  It also takes a strong will that can override the challenges.  This is where I have failed in the past.  I do not have a strong will unless it involves my family (then I become a fierce lion).

Are you a people pleaser?

I’ve always been the one to back down and let others have their way, especially if there is an argument.  I would rather back down then argue.   Oh, don’t get me wrong, inside my mind I know that I am right but I have always been a people pleaser.  I want everyone to be happy.

Balance in all areas of your life.

I’ve written a lot about balance in my blog.  I believe that balance is the key to harmony with yourself and others.   So, balance should be the answer here also.  I should speak up for the things I believe in and want, but do it in such a way that it doesn’t hurt or misuse anyone.

My mama always said  “if you can’t say something nice then don’t say anything at all.”  I believe that is true.  I will continue to stay true to my word, I will begin speaking my mind more often when conflict occurs but I will stay true to myself  and my character by saying it in a way that is nice and regardful.   Life is just to short to say words that I may regret later.

I started to write something else in this post but it became this.  Maybe someone needed to read this today, maybe it was me?  Whatever the reason, I know it has a purpose.


6 comments on “I started to write something else…

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  2. coachcrystalspadawan
    June 6, 2012

    I often find the use of the term “blah blah blah” to be uplifting and inspiring. Almost as much as “yada yada yada.” haha. 😉

  3. tonyjromero
    June 6, 2012

    I’m new here and I hope that I’m not breaking any rules.
    I don’t see anything wrong with being realistic and appropriate to time and place. Things are not always well, and that’s OK, we have rainy days and sunny days…

    Here is something that I found yesterday during some reading online.

    Thanx for your good post.

    • sherrylcook
      June 6, 2012

      You are so right, there are valleys and mountains and we must go through the valleys to enjoy the mountains (so to speak). I’m suggesting we should think before we speak or else we will cause hurt without meaning to. The intent is to get the point across without hurting. Thanks for the link!

      • sherrylcook
        June 6, 2012

        After reading the link, which is very interesting by the way, I see myself as a realistic optimist. 😉

  4. Abby Rae
    June 6, 2012

    This is the very reason I chose NOT to start blogging about my mother-in-law! It would have encapsulated me and BOGGED me down~ Great Post!

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