First think about this: being loved for who you appear to be is not love at all. Appearances matter little when it comes to true love.
Here’s a joke on my. Hubby had a mustache. Shaved it off. Did I notice? No. Three days with a naked upper lip and he finally asked me if I missed his stache.
Emotional fitness thoughts
John Newmark, a Facebook friend, pointed me to the definition: “In political jargon, useful idiot is a term for people perceived as propagandists for a cause whose goals they are not fully aware of, and who are used cynically by the leaders of the cause. ”
Applies to all of us as the sellers of things and purveyors of hope well know. What to do?
Emotional fitness tip one: Be aware, think more particularly about what matters. Make doing good your everyday fashion.
Emotional fitness tip two: Consciously practice imperfection. Wrote about that a day or five or more ago.
Emotional fitness tip three: Do hold to some standards. Not every thing matters, but it kindness to others means respectful dress and hygiene.
These will now be included in as a link of interest. Some will point to a related Parents Are People Blog and some to other parenting advice I have found of value. Today’s link: Things parents of small children should not worry about.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO
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POST INSPIRATION: Today’s WordPress Daily prompt: How important are clothes to you? Describe your style, if you have one, and tell us how appearance impacts how you feel about yourself.
One of my favorite students had perfected balancing appearance and who she was. She had a small wardrobe: Black pants, black shirt, black shoes and socks, black outer wear. Her hair was gray, long and simply pulled togethered and fastened on top of her head.
I am trying to get there. I wear my hair as she does. I wear no make up most of the time, and hope soon to have a uniform set of black pants, off set with colorful tops and sweaters or jackets of black.
However, I do not begrudge those who can and do buy the latest fashions. I do wish they would pay full price, and donate last year’s stuff to the thrift shops. Why? Keeps the economy going and people employed.
LINKS OF INTEREST
- Parenting tip on what to let go of (o.canada.com)
- Practicing Imperfection (emotionalfitnesstraining.com)
- Pursue Progress, No Perfection (thecoughlincompany.com)
- Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)