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post #21 of 50
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.

William Henry Channing
post #22 of 50
Soul searching is great, but too much soul searching is very dangerous!
post #23 of 50
You are always one choice away from changing your life.

We gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. We must do that which we think we cannot.
post #24 of 50
Thread Starter 
Good ones.
post #25 of 50
Will this matter in a day, a week, a year?

That's what I ask myself when I'm trying to keep myself from overreacting. While the incident in question may not matter tomorrow, my reaction to it could linger for years in the memories of my children.
post #26 of 50
Thread Starter 
This is sooo true. ^^
Most of the time if something makes me mad, I feel it would be unfair for me to have to bottle my emotions and act calm. So then I overreact... and then I feel terrible about it later...
Not saying bottling feelings is a good idea. But having some restraint is. lol.
post #27 of 50
volunteering and taking my dd along with me. it takes me out of my depressing space, helps me socialise and its a good cause.

do something you are self concious about. i was brought up to be a well behaved girl. everything was frowned upon. and then i read about john lennon's memories of his mom doing goofy things and i became that mom. dd and i crack up till we cant walk from all the goofy things i do in public. i get dirty looks but some actually get it and smile back.

i take myself out on a date. whether alone or with dd. if i am alone i loooove going to my fav. cafe and eating whatever depending on how much money i have and reading a book. i just love doing it on my own.

i love going for movies on my own. and then walking home after the last show on a cool summer evening.
post #28 of 50
Thread Starter 
Maybe I'm weird but I've never understood going to dinner or movies on your own. Ok dinner maybe. You can read and reflect on life. Nice down time. But a movie doesn't seem like it would be fun by myself.
post #29 of 50
Be yourself. Unless you suck. -Joss Whedon.

If you can't get out to an activity (singing group, craft group, improv theatre, pottery class) because you have a small baby, start a group yourself at home. It might be more amateur, but it'll be something. I chafed for months and months about not being able to join a choir, and now we have a six-person singing group that meets at my house, and DD can sing all of "Panic Angelicus". I'm thinking of starting another group where my friends all bring their craft projects over and we blitz through them.
post #30 of 50
Smile often. Laugh. Look for the good.
post #31 of 50
"Dance like nobody is watching"
post #32 of 50
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Originally Posted by bcblondie View Post
But a movie doesn't seem like it would be fun by myself.
actually i HAVE come to not want to go to movies with a friend.

i just love the whole theater experience.

i get myself a popcorn and drink and then enjoy the movie. i hate talking while the movie is on.

and then when i am coming home i want SILENCE. i want no talking as i allow myself to reflect on the movie. i hate to come out and jabber. i sit and recall things from the movie and check and see if i got the whole thing. and then i want to come home and research something that got my attention.

esp. when you go for movies like the red violin or 300 or pan's labrynth or titus andronicus ...

however if i am going for something light and silly then i dont mind going with someone and come out jabbering. but mostly i dont like wasting money on light comedy. for instance i would not watch tooth fairy in the theater. i would only watch it at home.
post #33 of 50
in the short run you may question your sanity, but in the long run you'll never regret having reached out in love to another human being even if you are hurt in the process

not making a decision is a decision in itself

"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking [or any pursuit] you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude." — Julia Child
post #34 of 50
You can't change other people or make other people do things.

Wherever you go, there you are.
post #35 of 50
"When people show you who they are, believe them the first time." --Maya Angelou
post #36 of 50
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"When people show you who they are, believe them the first time." --Maya Angelou
I like this very much.
post #37 of 50
The only things we will take from this life are our experiences, feelings and thoughts. Never let the pull of the materialistic interfere with the beauty of life.
post #38 of 50
I live by this also.

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Originally Posted by A&A View Post
"When people show you who they are, believe them the first time." --Maya Angelou
post #39 of 50
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.---Bill Cosby
post #40 of 50
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Be yourself. Unless you suck. -Joss Whedon.


this is hysterical...
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