Not my problem

April 20, 2015


I like to think I’m pretty evolved at this age, but then again, things happen that remind me I’m still a work in progress and I’m likely to still be a work in progress when I draw my last breath. Which I hope is a long time from now.

So here’s a question for you:

We hear advice to “own our own stuff” all the time. But what if we don’t just own our stuff, but stuff that rightly belongs in someone else’s sphere?

That’s my topic today over at Boomeon right here, where I hope you’ll visit straightaway and either comment or share or both. Thank you!

Oh, and by the way, he was having a very bad day, after all. It really wasn’t my problem.

Wonder what that means?  The answer’s at Boomeon. 😉

9 comments on “Not my problem
  1. KayLou says:

    Great food for thought Miss Carol. So much wisdom to be gleaned from this.

  2. I lead a group of 85 women at my church, and every week someone expresses negative emotions to me about something. I try to be compassionate, and I try to own my own crap. However, I can’t take their negative comments personally or I’d have one nervous breakdown after another. Thanks for the reminder. Well expressed!

  3. Estelle says:

    A wonderful lesson on what is really important in life. I suppose it is the adult version for “Let it Go”.

  4. It’s easy to tell yourself to let it go. It works in theory; in reality it’s difficult because we all want to feel as though we have some control. As a woman in her 70’s, you’d think by now I’d be very good at letting things go–and sometimes I am. When I’m not, I have a new technique that helps. If I cannot let it go, I set it down. It may sound silly, but it works.

  5. I’m getting much better about NOT owning other people’s stuff. I have more than enough of my own. Off to read…

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