A friend just reminded me that I can either judge people or I can love them. I’m amazed at how often I forget that love is the answer to so many questions. It’s such a simple concept that I often overlook how true and powerful it is.
I’m often disappointed when I project my expectations on others My expectations corrode relationships, and my acceptance and love heals them. When will I truly learn and model this truth? My life and my attitude always improve when I accept others and focus on the blessings they provide by being in my life. I’ve got a lifetime of work continuing to become the person I want to be. It’s an ironic tragedy that when I focus on “fixing” others, I stop growing myself.
For me the way to bliss is love, acceptance, connection, gratitude, and listening to the whispers of my heart. I ask you as my friends that whenever you experience me projecting my expectations on others that you kindly bring it to my attention. It may take a 2 x 4 to the head.
May your day be filled with blessings.
Well said Russ!
Thank you, Diana!
Learning to accept people for who they are and who we want them to be without reaching for the 2×4 can be so hard for some
Rules to live by. 😀
Or in my case, attempt to.
Russ it’s never ending isn’t it? This process to being a better version of ourselves??? I really loved this post.
It is indeed, Colleen. Fortunately, the blessings that come with a growth focus greatly outweigh the effort to grow. Thank you for your kind comment.
it’s so easy to slip into, and good to slip out of. so well said, russ –
I’ve found it to be habitual in both directions. It’s easier when I develop self-growth habits and acceptance habits for everyone.
We glow as we grow. This was a page from the book 📚 of many.
Thank you, Isadora. I like the sentence, “We glow as we grow.” It could be a good mantra.
I have that as one line in my children’s book. I’m almost finsihed with it. Writing for a child is much more difficult. I’ve realize attention has to be addressed in every word. Thank you for enjoying the line. Have a wonderful day … Isadora 😎
Cool! May your book positively touch an ever-growing number of children and adults who experience it.
Thank you 😊
Well said Russ, it is always so easy to forget and we always need reminders by others!
Thank you, Ute. I know reminders and encouragement from friends such as you make a huge positive difference in my life.
Thanks for sharing. Your username is brilliant! I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem is about self acceptance and love in case you have time to look? Wishing you a fulfilling day ahead, Sam 🙂
Thank you, Sam. I plan to experience your poem today.