Small laughs and some quotes about the happiness movement. The first two deal with the tendency to blame someone or something else for unhappiness.
To balance the blaming out.
EMOTIONAL FITNESS THOUGHTS
As the following quotes note, blaming helps some stay happy.
How wonderful to have someone to blame…. You may be miserable, but you feel forever in the right.
Blame is a lazy man’s wages.”
In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.”
Astor, Lady Nancy
The search for someone to blame is always successful.”
Emotional Fitness exercises
Exercise one: When you feel tempted to blame someone, take a calming breath, and practice kindness or forgiveness instead.
Exercise two: When someone blames you, take a calming breath, and ask “What can I do to make things better?”
Exercise three: Don’t forget to forgive yourself when you take on the cloak of shame and blame.
STAYING EMOTIONALLY FIT
Life is a struggle and often against our own flaws. Better to realize every one of us does the best we can, when we can and where we can. Sometimes our best is far from good enough. The same holds true for every single person we meet. This does not mean some must allowed to abuse; nor that we should accept abuse.
Practicing forgiveness does mean not seeking revenge or carrying the coals of hatred within.
Click here for my free E-book about the Daily Twelve Emotional Fitness Exercises. Forgiveness is one of the Daily Twelve and is discussed more fully in this little book.
Liking, commenting, sharing are acts of social media kindness and very easy to practice. So be kind to me and all your media friends. I promise you will be repaid.
THE USUAL PROMOTIONAL STUFF
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DISCLAIMER ONE: EMOTIONAL FITNESS TRAINING IS NOT THERAPY.
Even the most learned researchers and therapists quarrel about much. Take their advice and mine carefully. Don’t just listen to your heart, but also think; don’t just think, listen to your heart. Heart and head working together increase the odds you will find useful advice amid all the promises and hopes pushed at you be others. As others have noted, take what seems useful, leave the rest.
DISCLAIMER TWO: FORGIVE MY GRAMMATICAL ERRORS
If you need perfect posts, you will not find them here; I will understand if you don’t follow, like or share what like me. Not only am I dealing with an aging brain, but all of my life I have been plagued by dysgraphia–a learning disability, Some of my posts might be peppered with bad spelling, poor punctuation, and worse words that make no sense. If you want to hang in with me, thank you; you are kind. If a post doesn’t make sense or bugs you too much, try reading it a few days later. Often I catch the worse mistakes when I read the post after a few days.