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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,
Tricia
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