Thankful Thoughts - January 19, 2017

I am thankful for reaching the point in life where I feel comfortable stopping someone who is attempting to badger me.  Sometimes we can ignore, sometimes humor works, and sometimes just a sweet but short "I've got this, no need for you to worry about it" sends the proper message.  I am thankful that I am no longer a frustrated doormat in life.

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  1. We get to "that age", don't we. I think I'm there too.
    I maybe "allow" too often - have to work on that one. Don't like upsetting people...

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    1. For many years of my life I was too insecure to put a stop to bullies, and those who sought to control me, Marian. I grew tired of pleasing everyone but me. I don't like to upset people, but I realize that I am important too, and have the right to choose who and what is best for me.

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  2. It began when i realized i don't have to be a door mat to sales callers. Now i know it's not rude to tell someone, politely, to mind their own business.

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    1. So true, Mimi. My thought is that if someone is comfortable asking things they shouldn't be, then I can be comfortable politely, declining to answer. It took me a long time to break free of feeling put on the spot, and then being angry because I allowed it.

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  3. Here here to no longer being doormats! I've worked on this the past year, because despite my being a grown up, people still seemed to feel the need to comment on my life. I no longer get offended if someone doesn't agree with me, or share my opinion. I don't require their validation to know what I know. But so many others seem too these days.

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    1. I think when we finally reach the stage of being more comfortable with ourselves we begin to care less and less what others think and say. So they don't agree? So what, who cares!

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  4. I feel the same way about my life, a few years ago I found my voice and it is wonderful

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    1. Yes it is, Jo-Anne! Like a breath of fresh air when you can finally find the courage to speak up and stand up for yourself and not feel the need to try to bow to everyone else's manipulations.

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