I’ll Say ‘Yes’ To Almost Anything.
Q. How’d you like to mow my lawn, Mick?
A. I love the smell of fresh cut grass …
Q. Help me move this weekend, Mick?
A. Thought you’d never ask …
Q. Take me for a walk, Mick?
A. Where’s the leash, Fido …
Q. Another slice, Mick?
A. Pizza’s not going to eat itself …
Q. Cut my hair, Mick?
A. Snip, snip …
MY PROBLEM IS ME
I Can’t Say ‘No’ When I Should Say ‘No’ …
This doesn’t qualify me for future Beatification.
Or, Citizen of the Millenia.
It does, however, cause undue burden and promote guilt.
A nasty precursor to anxiety and regret.
Overextending myself to things I truly don’t want to do.
Conspiring against Self and better judgment.
Of Disappointing Others.
Confrontation stresses me, so I tend to avoid it at any cost regardless of the outcome.
This hasn’t always been the case in My Fabulous Life.
Sidestepping common sense.
Is What I’m Being.
Cowardice or Doubting?
Becomes An Early Casualty In Denying Self The Truth.
Truth is perhaps the greatest tenent of Spiritual Awareness.
I’M NOT GOOD
“I’m the most reactionary person I know.”
Was the most reactionary person.
But does every query, question, proposal … need an immediate and definitive, affirmative response?
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
Not The Guy Who Needs Something For Something.
Our world needn’t run on mandatory reciprocation if that’s what it takes to be benevolent.
To help others.
Unselfishness matters, but there is a limit.
A limit we should be cognizant of and committed to staying within.
Is All It Takes.
To think and process.
Do I really want to do this?
Why am I doing this?
DECISIONS WE MAKE TODAY
Go Beyond The Moment.
What I was reminded of recently.
How Truth works.
So, what’s missing in all of this?
Comprehension and Ownership of the Consequences.
Honoring Truth All The Way.
I Don’t Cut Hair.
So, please don’t ask.
But, I will walk your dog.
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