Sunday, 22 May 2011

Gratitude post – week 20

Thankful for the push that I got this week. It has made me stronger and it has given me back control over my life. We all have a social persona—the way we've chosen to represent ourselves in the world. It's automatic, and it doesn't take much effort to maintain. It feels comfortable. We are social fine-tuning all the time. However, this effort at self-control can have a rebound effect. Overriding your natural responses is hard work. Managing the impression we're making on others uses up our reserves of self-control. Consciously trying to be on your best behaviour —keeping your mouth shut when you'd rather speak up, faking or exaggerating an emotion you don't really feel—taxes psychological resources, making it difficult for you to summon up your willpower later on. In my case – being a helper – has drained me. I’ve become the asserter which is a role I don’t prefer. Self-governance I value more and I yearn to keep my individuality and authenticity.

In the words of William Shakespeare:

All the worlds a stage,

And all the men and women merely players:

They have there exits, and their entrances;

And one man in his time plays many parts.

I’m starting to think that Shakespeare was a smart and insightful man.

I’m grateful for having met a lady who made me shine in only an hour. Hoping to meet her more often in the next couple of weeks. I think she will be able to let me blaze!

Intoxicated after realising that we bought a new drop arm awning.

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It will be placed sometime beginning of July. Till that time we will just let the sun come into our living room. Sadly, our motorised awning broke Friday afternoon. It wouldn’t close. After Hubby had a look, I phoned a technician. Luckily, the technician was able to get the awning going for one more time enabling it to close. Guessing the technician had a good day too, as he made an impressive sale Smile  

Absolutely tickled when I saw the happy face of Tess when she received our birthday present. Mum, hubby and I gave Tess this..

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I want one now too!!

Buoyant for being able to afford the luxury of a relaxing body massage. Wednesday afternoon I came home feeling very energized. Believe me when I say I need all the energy I can get.

Feeling elated when listening to these cd’s. The postman delivered them this week.

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“Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.” Mark Twain

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