Thank God for He gave me the gift of love and compassion for others. My heart is easily broken, but I cannot turn it off no matter how hard I try. Sometimes it's a good thing, sometimes it's not. Daily I fight the urge to please everyone around me. To "fix" every problem. Even more disturbing, taking on false guilt for others actions or situations.
People pleasing is an oxymoron. Fact is, the more you try to please everyone the more you piss them off. Fighting this impulse is a constant, exhausting journey. I fantasize the freedom to love without the need to please everyone.
Today I am giving myself the gift of simply being. I am determined to relax and allow myself to receive all the good that comes my way. I wonder sometimes, why it is so hard for humans, women especially to say thank you as opposed to qualifying or disqualifying a compliment.
Today I am about remembering what Ed said to me and smile about all the love in my life. Thank you all my dear family and friends who make my life a joy everyday. Good or bad, rain or shine, I can smile inside knowing I am loved. So are you.