Friday, July 28, 2006

Another quick tip...yesterday I was complaining about the smell coming from the washing machine tub.  Cathy, told me to run a small load of warm water and when it was almost full to add 1/2 cup of salt to the water.  She said this would help to get rid of any soap that did not clear out of the washer and caused odor.  She recommended that I do this once a month.  I've never heard of doing that before and thought I would pass it along to ya'll.

Here is a little message about people really struck a chord with me and I wanted to share it.  It came in an email from Spark People.

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."   ~Bill Cosby, comedian

                                       The dangers of people pleasing

No matter how hard you try, no matter how many hours you spend pondering and planning, and regardless of making your hardest efforts, you absolutely cannot please everyone. It is impossible. So do yourself a favor and stop now before you drive yourself further towards insanity. There are many drawbacks to being a people-pleaser. A big one is that you often put yourself in a position of subservience. Sometimes you even put yourself last, which helps no one. Remember that helping yourself and doing what you feel is important should be valued. Find worth in your own opinions and viewpoint, and don't let your desire to please others compel you to keep yourself in the background. Falling short of perfection only proves that you are a normal human being.
Have a wonderful weekend!


pippa1116 said...

that is excellent advice.  especially for women.  we try to do it all.  tina

herheadsnacloud said...

That people pleasing thing is a biggie for an ACOA person like me.....I have to print that out and take it to my ACOA meeting.............Thanks for really is fabulous...B. Lynne

butterflies4me04 said...

Very very good point! :)