It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Chapter 3, Page 12, Book 13
I have a right not to have to feel guilty just because someone else does not like what I do, say, think or feel. It's also ok for me to feel angry and to express it in responsible ways. I have the right to say I don't understand without feeling stupid or guilty. I have the right to say I don't know. I have the right to say no without feeling guilty. I do not have to apologise or give reasons when I say no. I have the right to refuse requests which others make of me. I have the right to tell others when I think they are manipulating, cunning or treating me unfairly. I have the right to refuse additional responsibilities without feeling guilty. I have the right to tell others when their behaviour annoys or upsets me. I have the right to make mistakes and to be responsible for them. I have the right to be wrong. I do not have to be liked, admired or respected by everyone for everything I do. I have the right to admit that I'm human with limitations and weaknesses and not pretend that everything is just right.
Deserving effort, attention, or respect.
I think it is important for everyone to have a positive concept of our own self worth. We are all human and all make mistakes, but that doesn't mean that we should feel bad about them forever. Making mistakes only makes us stronger. We need to correct what we can and let go of what we can't fix and move on.
I believe that we are forgiven as we forgive others and that very often forgiveness starts with ourselves. We have to forgive our selves too.
Not everything is going to go right in this world. That is what heaven is for...
We all have rights and responsibilities. In our country one of our rights is that of the right to pursue happiness. We are not guaranteed it, but we can pursue it. We are all worthy of happiness.