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True? Necessary? Kind?

Monday, January 28, 2013

This was a formula someone once shared about how to talk about other people. Is what you're saying true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? I grew up in a family of quick witted and frequently sarcastic people, and I try to rise above that. I don't always succeed, but that is my intent. Today's challenge is to write myself a letter and treat myself with the respect, encouragement and patience I would extend to another. I will say that I know a lot more about myself than I know about other people. I know what I intended a lot of the time, and when I did something I knew I shouldn't have, but it's also true that many of my reasons for doing things are mysterious even to myself. Well, here goes.

Dear Tricia:
I am so impressed with how you are doing! I can really see a difference in you. And I'm impressed with the investment you are putting into maintenance. Just take it one day at a time, like you have done all along and you will do just fine. I am proud of your for being able to take a day off, I know how tempting it is to want to burn burn burn those calories. But it is equally important to get quality rest.

You do so great with drinking more than 8 cups of water every day! And I know you work so hard to get 6 freggies. Keep up the good work, and it will get easier and easier. Yoda notwithstanding, trying becomes doing and doing becomes enjoying. So keep up the good work!
Your biggest fan,

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ADRIENALINE 1/30/2013 9:13PM

    What a great idea. It should be a Spark Tool!

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KELLIEBEAN 1/30/2013 8:57PM

    Excellent advice for us all. Great letter to yourself"

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PMRUNNER 1/29/2013 5:50AM

    Well put, thanks for sharing.

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PAPAMIKIE 1/29/2013 2:23AM

    I often suggest to people to "Look at yourself through the eyes of someone who loves you."

For example my Grandson Aden thinks his Popie is the best. Not the best Grandfather, not the best Pajama maker, not the best character on the wall painter, just the best.

To look at myself through his eye feels very, very good, it is also very humbling, Jesus was not as good as he thinks Popie is (please do not take any offense).

But find someone who love you that much, that unconditionally and imagine what s/he sees when s/he looks at you.

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POINDEXTRA 1/28/2013 5:57PM

    Over Christmas I had a conversation with my sister about this very thing. The topic was how I don't enjoy sarcasm anymore, since it's usually very mean-spirited. I really love your phrase, "Trying becomes doing and doing becomes enjoying." I may post that one on my wall so I remember it!

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JUMPINJULIE 1/28/2013 2:56PM

    Love it.

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CELIAMINER 1/28/2013 1:03PM

    Love it! So self-affirming!

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VICKI-BISHOP56 1/28/2013 10:05AM

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BIGPAWSUP 1/28/2013 8:52AM

    Great note!

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MOOSLADY 1/28/2013 8:11AM

    Hurray for the 3 gates of Gold! It is a poem that I make all my kids memorize at some point. Then when they say something negative, all you have to say is, "Did that pass the gates?"

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MLH148 1/28/2013 7:02AM

    Great note to self!

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-AMANDA79- 1/28/2013 6:47AM

    Great blog!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/28/2013 12:40AM

    You have every reason to be proud of yourself! Being kind to the person in the mirror is sometimes the most difficult thing to do. You've succeeded.

Have a great week.


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