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Healthy Reflections

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The healthy reflections e-mail today really hit home to me. I'd been annoyed at the amount of people in my life who seem to want to run it for me. So, I just thought I'd share it here again :

"Lending a helping hand

It is easy to get down on someone when you aren't in their shoes. Often we throw in our two cents when it is not only unwanted, but also unhelpful and useless. Resist the temptation to waste your breath on pointless criticism at someone else's expense. Don't give advice to people unless it is asked for, lest you belittle them and come off looking like a know-it-all. Instead, examine ways you could help that person. Rather than continuously feeling irked by a coworker's mistakes, could you lend a hand or explain a task to her in a respectful way? You never know when the shoe will be on the other proverbial foot. Help others and one day it might come back to you. "

I like to use my blogs (this one and a couple more) to vent and get out my frustrations. But a lot of times I find myself simply fielding comments explaining myself or convincing people why I disagree with their advice. Thank you to everyone who actually takes the time to read the random thoughts from my head. And I hope you excuse my whining, at least every now and then. =P
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    Your blogs are healthy educational ones. Keep them coming in. I like reading em.
    3440 days ago
    Yes, it extremely frustrating to have people try to run your life, I want to run from them!

    Thanks for that "Lending a Helping Hand", it can be easy to forget sometimes, that you don't know what it's like in another shoes. I try my damndest not to and remember everyone has their own perspective/filters too.

    And hey I don't think I've heard any whining, just merely expressing how you feel ;)
    3468 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/28/2008 1:52:37 AM
  • DNJEN471
    I think it's healthy to have a place to voice your opinion. Keep voicing it girl!
    3468 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Oh, I love your vents and whining. emoticon
    3468 days ago
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