News Flash: It Ain’t About Them

I hope you enjoy this reblog from Mariane@the side of the road.

along the side of the road

I would like to pass along a riveting piece of advice an dear elder of mine in AA shared with me some years ago.  She didn’t share it nicely but she did share it with love and good intention.  The love was to propel me to be honest with myself and the intention was to shatter a false reality I had lived with most of my life.  Her missions were accomplished and then some.  I have never looked at the type of thoughts and behaviours in question the same since then, and have been able to change many of my actions around them because of her.  For that, I remain forever grateful.

News Flash:   People Pleasing Isn’t About Them – It’s About You

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Top of the Elevensys/Brunch#2









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Hello everyone, how is your 11 o’clock sit down with your hot or cold drink and snack or meal going? For me it’s a cold dish of a piece of Roast Chicken Drumstick , Grapes, a sneaky piece of the last cake from the pan I rescued from the oven  and Green Tea and  a posh Gently Sparkling bottled water that tastes like tonic.  The latter a gift given to my daughter and  she is sharing it with me.

I just finished sorting out the refuse for recycling and reflecting on yesterday’s Red Velvet cake, it was a matter of “To add beetroot or Not to add Beetroot. That is the question.”   This means because I started with a beetroot recipe, I ended up doing another cake with one.  Last week was the first time I heard my son didn’t like beetroot, no one in the family likes it except me but I thought, baked in a cake should be alright.  Not sure  if like or allergy was in play, when I was reminded of this I decided on the mammoth task of more cakes, enough cake to share out and add to your elevensys.  In the end a 3 tier Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese/Butter/Cream Icing accompanied by Fresh Cherries won the day.  The rest, enough to make another cake is wrapped in the freezer.

It was a busy evening and a quick look at Blog revealed some stats, it was very late and my Publish click was failing so I thought it would be just as good to write it on Top of the Elevensys/Brunch. With the help of all of you dear friends, I have attained some success including that interesting number, 1337,  I keep reading about.  Thanks to all readers of my posts, Grace in Housekeeping, now has 100 follows, and 1337 likes go with Success Inspires’ World and Yipee WordPress staff.  Mr Ngobesing Romanus, if you’re reading this on your little holiday, “Thanks a bunch too.”

Now that the Bank holiday and  is over today I can carry on with my job search and contact offices that I need to sort out various invoices and bills I query.  Lastly, do your occasions bring out the best of memories and the worst of family verbal argy-bargy?   I think I am going to declare Free argy-bargy zone from now on. Have a grand day.