I spent most of today fighting a not so fun sinus-throb-thing, so I didn't get much done other than working on a vision I had for a new crochet necklace. Spent some time editing Little Leaf, my NaNoWriMo novel from last November. My plan is to share some of it with an author that visited the high school on Friday and see what he thinks. I'm a bit nervous about it, as I have shared it with a handful of people, all friends, and while I know that they were honest with what they thought of it, to have a published author read it leaves me a smidge apprehensive! The story is important to me, and so I believe I'm maybe a bit biased about it.
I came across this on "Woman", one of my favorite Facebook pages. I have made an effort in 2012 to stay away from FB as much as possible, but I do have some rather inspirational places 'liked', and I wander through my newsfeed for that reason. (And I do enjoy my Words games with pals!) I am putting this gem here for safe keeping, as it is something I feel I will need to revisit from time to time. :)
The Four Agreements
1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
2. Don't Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.
3. Don't Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret."
~ Miguel Ruiz