I've probably seen someone try to carry
more than they could actually handle; they ended up
fumbling something sooner or later. I've probably had
experiences like that myself. There have been many
situations in my life when I had to give up something, in
order to have something else I wanted. It's impossible,
for instance, to have a plate of everything that's
offered at a large buffet; my stomach simply can't handle
In looking at what I want from our
relationship, am I trying to "have it all"? Am
I trying to have more than I can actually handle, and
fumbling a lot as a result?
I'm handling a lot now - love, success,
money, work, bills, house repairs, housework, and so on.
If I want a better relationship, the only way I can have
that is to let go of something else. If my arms are full
of watermelons, it's awfully hard to give someone a hug.
Just for Today
Today I'll take a careful look at how
I'm sacrificing the quality of my relationship for other
things. Maybe it's time to turn the sacrifices the other
way around. When I concentrate on what's really
important, new insight often appears as if by magic.
I was taught that everything
is attainable if you are prepared to give up, to
sacrifice, to get it. Whatever you want to do, you can do
it, if you want it badly enough, and I do believe that. I
believe that if I wanted to run a mile is four minutes I
could do it. I would have to give up everything else in
my life, but I could run a mile in four minutes. I
believe that if a man wanted to walk on water and was
prepared to give up everything else in life, he could do
that. - Stirling Moss
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