Everyday is a NEW BEGINNING

“Parents can only give good advice out of them or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” –Anne Frank

Parenting is the hardest job u will ever have, but can bring u so much joy, especially the grandchildren in ur future. When u think about the big picture is any of the differences in Our adult children worth losing that relationship? πŸ’—

Re- read… Let that sink inπŸ’žπŸ’žOpen for discussion and trial separation included πŸ’™

Perfectionism

Perfectionism is a side effect of addiction. Trying to be perfect (impossible) we beat ourselves up, judge, and distort ourselves. We are never enough. Trying too hard and not trying at all are two signs of the coin of perfection. Unfortunately it is a coin that never ever pays off…

Illusions

“It’s our illusions that hang us up.” – – Anne Wilson Schaef

Our addictions lead us into a life of illusion. They feed our illusion of control, our illusion of perfectionism, and our honesty.

Our addictive behavior allows us to deny reality and justify not living OUR life.

One of the significant qualities of being an adult is being able to separate ourselves from illusion and nourish ourselves with reality rather than feed on illusion.

GOD’S Timetable

God’s Timetable is not necessarily Our Timetable. Events will happen as scheduled and for a bigger picture than Our ego will permit.

I will take a long look at where I am today and be grateful for my place. It’s right for me now and is preparing me for my next adventure.

Reaction isn’t ACTION

We must learn to ACT rather than REACT. Change is ours if we want it. Being in charge of our own feelings and our own actions prevents anxiety from overcoming us.

The opportunities to react will be many today. Everytime I pause, determine the action I feel better about and take it. My emotional health gets a booster shot everytime I make a responsible choice.

Problems

“Problems are messages”
– – Shaki Gawain

Problems give us the opportunity to learn something. If we don’t get the message the first time around, we get another chance, and another, and another. When we miss out on the learning each time the whack upside the head gets harder.

Obstacles are gifts for learning. We never really know what we have learned until we learn it, or as my hubby says you don’t know until you know! K. I. S. S.

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