As I let go of my feelings of guilt, I can get in touch with my Inner
I have the power to channel my imagination into ever-soaring levels of
suspicion and paranoia.
I assume full responsibility for my actions, except the ones that are
someone else's fault.
I no longer need to punish, deceive or compromise myself. Unless, of
course, I want to stay employed.
Having control over myself is nearly as good as having control over
My intuition nearly makes up for my lack of good judgment.
I can change any thought that hurts into a reality that hurts even
I honor my personality flaws, for without them I would have no
personality at all.
I am grateful that I am not as judgmental as all those censorious,
self-righteous people around me.
I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper, and
As I learn the innermost secrets of the people around me, they reward
me in many ways to keep me quiet.
When someone hurts me, forgiveness is cheaper than a lawsuit. But not
nearly as gratifying.
The first step is to say nice things about myself. The second, to do
nice things for myself. The third, to find someone to buy me nice
All of me is beautiful and valuable, even the ugly, stupid, and
I am at one with my duality.
Blessed are the flexible, for they can tie themselves into knots.
I will strive to live each day as if it were my 40th birthday.
Only a lack of imagination saves me from immobilizing myself with
Does my quiet self-pity get to me? Yes? Or should I move up to
I honor and express all facets of my being, regardless of state and
Today I will gladly share my experience and advice, for there are no
sweeter words than "I told you so."
False hope is nicer than no hope at all.
A good scapegoat is nearly as welcome as a solution to the problem.
Just for today, I will not sit in my living room all day watching TV.
Instead I will move my TV into the bedroom.
Who can I blame for my own problems? Give me just a minute...I'll find
Why should I waste my time reliving the past when I can spend it
worrying about the future?
The complete lack of evidence is the surest sign that the conspiracy is
I am learning that criticism is not nearly as effective as sabotage.
Becoming aware of my character defects leads me to the next step -
blaming my parents.
I will find humor in my everyday life by looking for people I can laugh
The next time the universe knocks on my door, I will pretend I am not
My body is a temple. Do you want to come over for midnight mass?
To have a successful relationship I must learn to make it look like I'm
giving as much as I'm getting.
I am willing to make the mistakes if someone else is willing to learn
Submitted by reader J.H.