Mon. Nov. 20, 2017: Intent for the Week

Monday, November 20, 2017
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Instead of a musing about the weekend, I’m doing another “intent” post for the week.

Last week, it was about speaking kindly. For the most part, I stayed true to that, even when I was caught up in frustrating situations. I worked on clear communication, but without going on the offensive. Even when I got irritated.

In other words, I was nice to the webhost who always lets me down than I usually am (because I am so tired of paying them when they’re useless), and I was even-tempered with the non-delivery. Because let’s find all the facts first instead of blaming the easiest person to blame.

I also held my tongue a few times when someone revealed something about themselves that I found telling. But, instead of commenting in the moment, I’m storing it up to see how it balances out. It makes me not trust this specific individual, and we’ll see what happens from here.

So, I kept it in mind, and, while my internal monologue wasn’t always kind, what I actually spoke was at least measured.

So what do we concentrate on this week?

Since it’s Thanksgiving in the US this week, I’m going to focus on gratitude. That sounds overused, but one can never be too grateful. I will find moments of thankfulness in every day, and, even when I’m frustrated, search to find a way for gratitude in what I learn from said frustration.

We’ll see how I do! 😉

I plan to be offline from Thursday – next Monday, although I may schedule quick posts for Thursday and Friday.

Tomorrow will be the regular writing post, and also a reminder to hop on over to A Biblio Paradise. My special guest is Patsy Collins.

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  1. I love these posts. It gives everyone so much to think about.

    I’ve been practicing the withholding of judgment lately. There are so many friends and family members around me who are going through a ton of crap, and I’d much rather step back and detach than pile on. Not that in a few cases they don’t seriously deserve a tongue-lashing, but I’m more interested in keeping my own internal balance than engaging with people who are itching for an argument.

    I’m practicing the devil’s-advocate approach, and it’s changing my own reactions, which is the best outcome!


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