Pointing Fingers


Have you ever come across someone who identifies every problem you seem to have, yet never addresses their own?

 Yeah, what do you do with that? What can you do? 

Sometimes I find myself so frustrated. All I can think is, stop worrying about everyone else’s situation and start working on your own. I don’t mean any disrespect when I say that, I just think it is important to remain so focused on fixing, changing and accepting your own life that you don’t have the time or energy to dive into someone else’s. 

We are all a work in progress. We will not be the person today that we will be tomorrow unless we choose to be. And if you choose to be, don’t be surprised when your life stays the same no matter how much you want or need it to change.

I choose to be better so life doesn’t make me bitter. If you squeeze me, I couldn’t live with myself if bitterness was the only thing that came pouring out. Life is too short to be filled with that.

The lesson will always repeat itself, unless you see yourself as the problem–not others.

Shannon L. Alder

I Will Pay Everyone Who Reads This Post


I want to give you a perfect example of what probably happens on a daily basis. My husband has been away on a work trip in California. Today, he is flying home. He sent me a text earlier telling me that the man in the seat next to him was Pacey from Dawson’s Creek. Okay, this used to be my favorite show, so I text him back telling him to find a way to get his picture. He texts back that he was mistaken about the dude sitting next to him, but that Celo is actually sitting up front in first class. Me? I text back “neat” and proceed to post it all over facebook…kidding, but imagine if I had. The next text points out again he was mistaken but he was sure he saw Train in the airport (that just happens to be my favorite band). This time I wasn’t buying it. What can we learn from this silly story? Let this be a reminder of how we often blindly believe what someone tells us. I mean, why wouldn’t we right, because most of us are honest. Well, I’m here to remind us, that plenty of people aren’t. AND…the important part, sometimes the people we BELIEVE are honest do NOT always tell us the truth. That’s all I got folks! Oh wait…I just checked my phone!