We can love others but also protect ourselves from their hurtful behavior.
My husband and my sister, both of whom have given me unconditional love and support, even when I didn’t deserve it.
The beautiful tree outside my window, my husband puttering in the kitchen, my beautiful home full of art work. I am grateful for the reminder to look around me…
By saying “I understand” when someone was upset at me.. My friend was upset about a situation that involved me and others, and while I didn’t feel I could accept blame for it, I did feel that telling her I understood validated her feelings. It seemed to help.
My husband, whose infinite patience with our computer touches my heart. A series of updates from Microsoft removed all of our settings and our financial data program. He is slowly finding the pieces and putting them back together.
Without him, my computer would just be an empty screen!
Laughing with my sweet husband, the sunshine, a good craft beer, helping others.
A lifetime of meeting and helping wonderful people.
I like this idea. I am going to start practicing it. Like Stephanie, I can put myself in a frantic state of having to fix every problem–immediately! I will start today.
Today’s quote by Anne Frank is a reminder to focus more on the positive. I find it easy to get caught up in whatever craziness of today and feel hopeless about the situation. Instead I can focus on all the good people around me.
I get great pleasure pulling weeds out by their roots! The same can be said for giving up petty grievances and annoyances. Pull them up by their roots and let them die away.
Be kind to people.
I want to learn more about other cultures. I live in a diverse city and work with students from all over the world, but I really don’t know a lot about their cultures. In retirement, that is one of my goals, to participate in my community’s cultural bounty.
By buying a new bed that my husband will feel comfortable sleeping in after a bad shoulder surgery. It will make me very happy to see him comfortable.
Being available to friends and family who need me. Being available to myself as well–honoring my needs for rest and rejuvenation.
I do believe that every moment is a gift. Every moment of health, time with friends and family, and meaningful work are gifts.
Walk. Spend time with a friend. Be with my husband. Be grateful, always.
I am happier when I let go of petty grievances. They can take up a disproportionate amount of time and don’t lead to peace or resolution.
I absolutely love that quote, Tom! What a beautiful reminder to be in the moment…
I love Netflix too and consider it a blessing–no commercials!! 🙂
I live in Oregon and couldn’t agree with your observations more!
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