Take Yourself OFF The Clearance Rack – Throwback Thursday
*It’s always so interesting (as in weird) to go back into the archives and pull up an old post. You can really see the evolution of my writing. No F-bombs, no conversational tone, just…(yawn) advise.
Anyhow, this is from a year and a half ago, and it seems relevant to right this minute, since I’m hearing that a lot of you are being bitch-slapped around by your kids, your customers, your spouse, or the guy at the post office.
Take this advise 😉
By setting boundaries, being appreciative, and showing by example, you teach the people in your life how to treat you.
Will you accept not being treated with love and respect?
or will you stand tall and say “hey, that’s not okay”!
It can even be telling a friend you will not tolerate their chronic
Do you show others that same love and respect that you seek?<
Boundaries are difficult for some people to enforce, for they fear they will lose something if they do.
If a love or a job or a friend evaporates because you
ask to be treated a certain way, then it was not grounded in
any way that could have been sustained over time.
In other words, they was not REALLY a friend, or a lover
and the cost was too high.
When you treat others with respect and fairness,
kindness, empathy, and love, it is returned to you ten fold.
It boils down to your self worth, and whether you will let
any person or situation chip away at that.
It also shows you if you are recognizing the worth of
those around you, and if you value it equally,
or more than your own.
If you are nurturing, you will be nurtured.
Generosity brings you generous acts,
Thoughtfulness will be rewarded,
Always show your appreciation when someone treats you
wonderfully, for they may be teaching YOU ways you
should be treated that you hadn’t even imagined.
And then return the favor!
love you you little boundary-setters! Now get back behind the glass!