Thought Provoking Ideas

(Carol James)

  • A friend is one who listens without judgment or criticism.
  • The greatest gift I can give to another is to love and accept them as they are.
  • Treating people with respect and dignity begets being treated with respect and dignity.
  • If I enter a relationship to get, I lose.If I enter a relationship to give, I get.
  • Relationships work best when I always do what is best for me.
  • All relationships bear gifts.I can only see the gifts when I stop thinking and reacting like a victim.
  • Trying to please others is a fast track to disappointment.
  • It is not my responsibility to make others happy.
  • It is not the responsibility of others to make me happy.
  • It is not my responsibility to make decisions for others or to judge the decisions they make.
  • All people want the same 3 things: to be in love, to be loved by another and to be happy.
  • Relationships work better when appreciation is abundant.
  • Being self-full is a wonderful gift to give to another.
  • I experience myself as that which I know myself to be by relating to others.

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