If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.
Why is it that the truth is often the most annoying thing anyone can say? The single most infuriating thing someone can say to me is, “You need to just relax.” It’s true; I know it’s true. I do need to relax. I am a serious worrier. If worrying were a competitive sport, I would win. Every time. Continue reading →
“The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping.”
I think I might be needy. Continue reading →
Treating your life — your time — as the valuable thing it is, is not as easy as it sounds.
For one thing, it’s important to find the balance between remembering that your time has value and shouldn’t be wasted and remembering that the same applies to every other person you come in contact with. Unless you’re living alone on your own private island somewhere, (and I’m guessing you’re not) then you can’t live in a happy little bubble of selfish self-gratification. Nor should you. People are social beings. We get enjoyment (and yes, often frustration) from our dealings with family, friends, and even strangers. And I think it’s important to give some of that back.
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