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Each day we have choices. Sunday November 3, 2013

Are you...

nurturing or nagging?

gracious or grumpy?

serene or stressed?

Be your own best friend and pick the positive choices.

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Anonymous Sun, Nov 3rd 2013 @ 12:06pm

I loved this! A reminder that we are in control of our emotions and CAN choose our outlook for the day :-)

Neil Sun, Nov 3rd 2013 @ 1:11pm

I liked it also. Very clean and simple

Julia Sun, Nov 3rd 2013 @ 1:25pm

This is refreshing Frankie. I haven't been able to read the previous two blogs as I am in New York and have decided not to spend too long at the screen. Normally I would say I am nagging, grumpy and stressed (when I'm at home and not in this fab city) but next time I feel any of these I may just stop and think of the alternative words you suggest I might choose. (That is once I'm over my jet lag which I am not looking forward to on Wednesday)

Anonymous Sun, Nov 3rd 2013 @ 1:34pm

short and to the point. perfect! thank you

Anonymous Sun, Nov 3rd 2013 @ 1:37pm

I have a little trouble with this one. Good or bad, black or white, ... I think it is important to look at why you may be stressed, nagging, or irritable. Then work on you or your situation so that you can become serene, nurturing and filled with grace. It isn't "bad" to react to bad situations with what may be a reasonable response. It isn't healthy to stay in that emotional or situational place. Yes, we have choices. But if we become episodic, trying to force a positive mood only serves to make us feel more like helpless and hopeless failures. I hope this comes across as nurturing and not nagging. Be good to yourselves. No condemnation for feeling bad--work through it instead to truly be serene, loving, and patient. Thanks. PS. Move to NYC!

Anonymous Sun, Nov 3rd 2013 @ 4:06pm

Thanks for the feedback - glad it helps! Frankie

Anonymous Sun, Nov 3rd 2013 @ 4:08pm

Good luck with the jet-lag! Thanks for the feedback. Frankie

Anonymous Sun, Nov 3rd 2013 @ 4:14pm

You are right - of course - today's statements are very black and white. But sometimes I find that it is all too easy to "overthink" any given situation - my previous Head of Dept used to tell me that I "think too much" and she had a very valid point. These statements helped me to remember my own choices and thereby my own control over my reactions.
To prevent me staying in a negative emotional place, whilst allowing for negative feelings I use the analogy of weather - sometimes it rains, sometimes the sun shines, sometimes a bit of both - but it all passes. Thanks for your comments. Frankie

Anonymous Mon, Nov 4th 2013 @ 2:51pm

Hello, I think of myself as a serious and strict, displined middle aged female uk. However I have a funny shaped body apperance which makes me look like a softy and a walk over.

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