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New lessons to be learned

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

So I'm learning a new lesson: Whenever I think I've reached a pinnacle of success. its
because I've learned the lesson I was supposed to and now it's time to move on to a new chapter in my personal Book of Life. Seems obvious, doesn't it? It should be, but sometimes we tend to think we've got it all together, when all we've done is mastered a new set of trials and problems. Then we're supposed to take those experiences on to write a new chapter in that book. It took me a lifetime to learn how to have the confidence to speak up for myself and make my needs known. So then I got so good at it that I began to think I could handle almost anything that came my way and could speak out whenever necessary. Now that I know I can do that, I began to discover that sometimes I was putting my foot in my mouth (We overeaters will eat anything if we're hungry, right??) and have begun to learn that sometimes it's just better to bite my tongue (doesn't taste so good, but neither does my foot). Last week I was a little miffed because my weight watcher leader didn't choose me as one of the successful members of the group, and I told you guys all about that, and I got over it, forgave and forgot. But I was curious as to how I was going to feel upon returning to the WW meeting today, and surprised myself by not volunteering when she asked for another member to take the seat of a missing member. I think it was by the grace of God that I refrained from raising my hand, but someone else FINALLY volunteered (yes, I had to sit for a few minutes of not responding and that felt weird!!) but someone else finally went forward and I really enjoyed just sitting back and listening for a change. It seems I'm a born teacher and it's hard to just sit back, but today I was so glad I did. At the end of the meeting I did offer a viewpoint, but I haven't quite mastered the new listen and learn lesson yet, so my hand still just goes up if there's a silence in the room; God forbid! emoticonlol
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SANDRALEET 11/15/2013 5:38PM

    so true

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NANCYPAT1 10/31/2013 6:13AM

    Sometimes confidence leads to "stepping up and filling a void" and other times it is content and shows confidence by "not needing the spotlight and stepping back for a moment or two because the success is sufficient recognition" Like you, I am still struggling with that issue - I want to be recognized for my hard work and have really struggled to hold back in situations like that.

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BELDONDOG1 10/30/2013 11:48PM

    I'm trying to think of the exact words for this little saying--but it goes something like, "God, I am getting out of bed now. Please remember today to keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand across my mouth". "nuff said lol

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FISHINGLADY66 10/30/2013 10:19PM

    I know I could learn a new lesson or two. Keeping my mouth shut isn't easy either.

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IOWAGRAMMA 10/30/2013 7:18PM

    Loved your blog today!! Life is a never-ending lesson for me, it seems. And, yes...the foot in mouth seems to be a common occurrence here, too! emoticon

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JEANNE229 10/30/2013 5:56PM

    Always something to do...

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VINGRAM 10/30/2013 5:41PM

    Putting my foot in my mouth.....a talent that I have gotten really good at! Welcome to my world. emoticon

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