Much of what weighs you down is not yours to carry. Put down the part that’s not yours. Better? Good. Carry on.
You teach people how to treat you by what you allow. Make it clear what IS and is NOT acceptable. The treats will improve.
5-minutes in the presence of someone who loves you can heal hours of stress from being in the presence of those who don’t.
The weight of Today is manageable but not with the LOAD of Yesterday and Tomorrow. Drop the extra weight. Make Today GREAT!
We repeat behavior that is reinforced with praise. We retreat from behavior that is reinforced with threats.
Ignore the facts and you get the *whacks*. Ouch.
‘You may be right’ is good. ‘I was wrong’ is good. ‘I can do better’ is good. Say and mean all three and it’s ALL good.
Ta-DA! Waltz: Select a task to *dance* with you. Begin the first part. Then, the next. End the last part with Ta-DA! 1-2-3 Ta-DA!
1-problem divided by 2-problem-solvers = Problem solved in half the time. If one of the 2 IS the problem, ‘Hello, long division!’
How to stay happily together: Work through problems together.
Radical Friendliness: the decision to be friendly to all, even to those who act like they’ve been weaned on a pickle.
It’s easy to be friendly. It’s also easy not to. Unfriendly has unfriendly returns. Smile and wave. Make someone’s day.