A Daily Prompt asked who you found precious. Contrary Kat that I am, I say “Bah, Humbug. #EmotionalIntelligence is eroded by false pride and false images. A cartoon that I found precious:
- How many sincere compliments can to take in a row?
- Do you accept all compliments with a graceful “Thank you?”
- When complimented do you wonder what the other person wants?
- When complimented does your negative self-talk offer a silent “If you only knew?”
- Do you often feel you are faking it and worry that you will “Be found out?”
- We all have internal standards by which we measure our self worth. Others may not see our flaws but with live them.
- We want to be loved unconditionally. That means our bad, our imperfect, our not precious is known. Un-conditional love means love in spite of flaws and we all have flaws.
When the first “I want my way” temper tantrum hits, a child has begun to see the world as it is, and to face . That is also when he begins to understand he is not precious, valued above all other things. A hard lesson, but vital if we the people are going to learn to get along with each other.
Seeking precisous sets the bar too high and sets you and others up for constant disappointed. Better to be grateful for semi-precious, good, good enough, or not so bad.
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Articles of interest
- Raising the bar
- Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)
- Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises (emotionalfitnesstraining.com)
- The EFTI Store (eftistore.com)
- Precious Children? Bah, Humbug (parents-are-people-too.com)