Lost tonight!Lost Episode:Wednesday, May 18, 8/7c"Exodus, Part One"The French woman -- Rousseau -- shocks the survivors by showing up with a dire warning about "the others." Meanwhile, Michael and Jin ready the raft for sailing.
Things are going well here, very groovy.
Puppy doesn't seemed changed from the 'snipping', wonder if it takes a while for the hormones to work out of his little body. Lucy is feeling so spry and frisky, I love to see her so active and happy. Her arthritis meds and the thyroid meds are doing wonders - if you have an older dog, you may want to see about these things.
Have converted to no meat again and am feeling better physcially. I am also trying to not eat processed or refined foods (or sugar) - just whole wheat, brown rice, fruit, veggies, low fat, nutrient dense stuff along w/ calcium products each day and flax seed oil. I hope I loose weight this way. I'm learning to love tofu. Mickey tried it w/ earnest and said 'I would really like to enjoy it, but it is the closest thing to eating a sponge than anything I have ever had".. now that is funny.. at least he tried. He will eat the fake meat in casseroles and chili and soups b/c you can't really tell a difference there. But I still have to have some low fat frozen yogurt at night and a small piece of dark chocolate,, hell, I have to live!
Question of the week:
What is more important, being right or being loving?
Being apologetic and caring- or arguing b/c you think you shouldn't have to apologize?
I have done both in the past week, and I know which is best - being loving, and saying I'm sorry, even if you don't think you should have to. But it is hard to do. And I've experienced the part of someone just wanting to be right and not caring if my feelings were hurt. Good friends and family are hard to come by though, sometimes you have to just decide which is more important - being right or being loving. If you do something that hurts someone, even if you didn't mean to, should you argue about it, or just say you are sorry? On the flip side, if someone hurts you and you tell them, and they get mad and upset, should you apologize for saying anything in the first place?
I'm trying to be a sweet and caring person and tell people when they do something that bothers me b/c I'm learning to be more assertive and not just shove down things that bother me and later lead to me being depressed and passive aggressive and angry. But I am finding not everyone cares or will validate what they do hurts or bothers me and perhaps I let things bother me too much. Where is that middle road of respecting yourself and telling what is on your mind and just not letting it bother you. I try to pick my battles, I don't always do so good. But if I ever hurt someone inadvertantly, I sure would want to know about it and tell them I am sorry b/c I care about the people that I love. I don't want them to think that I care more about being right than being caring. I guess it's always a negotiation, people just have to love each other enough to be willing.