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March 6

   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 that much.
   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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