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  •  Boundaries. (5+ / 0-)

    That's key.

    I don't allow conversations to veer into dangerous territory, and I know when it's starting to.

    I use the phrase "let's not." That's it. "Let's not," and I'll stand up and offer more wine, more cookies; I'll call over the server and order some more nachos, or take the dogs outside.

    There is no rule that I have to be brought into a conversation that is not of my choosing. I won't sit and listen to someone tell me that my long-held principles are wrong when I've re-examined them again and again, and often arrived at those principles after difficult experiences.

    But I also believe in choosing my battles. Most of the stuff in life we fight with our friends and family over isn't worth the energy, the time, or the fallout.

    I hold tight to my principles, but I hold tight to my friends too. It's not impossible to do both.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 05:29:33 PM PST

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