Three things I wish everyone would learn from me...
* How to be on time, for God's sake!
What's so hard about being on time?
I really find chronic lateness intolerable.
I had no idea why, until one day I read a comment from a therapist..."When someone is late, they are telling you that they value themselves more than you."
That explains it! I'm not talking about occasional lateness...everyone has crap happen.
I'm talking about 'every single time' lateness.
Get a watch.
Learn how to tell time.
Then, do it!
*How to tell the truth...
No beating around the bush, just tell me the truth.
You think it will hurt my feelings?
What hurts my feelings is when you don't think I can handle the truth, when you think that I won't understand.
You are deciding for me what I am capable of handling and you have no idea what I am capable of!
If you really knew me, you'd know that I'm a strong and very capable person, who can handle just about anything.
So, tell the truth. No small sidesteps, please!
*How to go to the wall for your friends...
There are some people who beg off early, others who walk along with you for awhile.
There are a special few who will go all the way to the wall with you, standing by your side and holding your hand until you are able to stand on your own.
It's not so hard...you just do it.
“Friends are the pillars on your porch that you see life through. Sometimes they hold you up, sometimes they lean on you, and sometimes it's just enough to know that they are standing by.”
~ Merle Shain, my mentor