Saturday, August 9, 2008

:you've got to give a little:

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i'm going to take her challenge. to stay open-minded and be nice to someone who is different from me. i've found in my life that the people that have the most to give and offer come in so many different packages. i was talking to the passionista the other day about how i have a hard time - even in my own little family to just let my boys be. let them be who they are on their own. without me trying to make them more like me - or how i think they should do this or that.

i'm hoping to give them some space - and see what our week looks like when i give up a little control. i'm hoping to dust myself off and make a new inspiring friend. i'm challenging myself to atleast take the time to throw a smile in a new direction.

will you try, too?
come on. let's start a friendly revolution. i love the sound of that. spread the word. and be sure to sign up for amy's big fat giveaway while you're at it.
love, lin

11 comments:

  1. Linds,

    When I think of you, I think of you as open minded, so I think I can learn a lot from YOU!

    Thanks for the bonding time...I really needed it. Love you.

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  2. a friendly revolution. nice.

    we are all such different beings with our own unique, cool things to offer each other.

    and yes, enter my giveaway all you friends of lindsay. i am probably one of the best present givers on the planet!

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  3. This is beyond needed in the world today. I adore this very much. Thanks.

    I've always heard a different beat on the drums. I thought I was very different, but I realize now, I was just me. It's okay. Luckily, and I say luckily, we have so many different beats in our family. It has been the best thing to see, understand and learn from. We do have so much to offer each other.

    Have a great week ahead Lovely Lindsay.

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  4. To go out of our comfort zones is really hard, especially when we are having a hard or stressful day. What an excellent challenge!!

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  5. Ahhh... the age old notion of trying to make everyone the way YOU want them and failing miserably. I need a serious 101 on this. I am pretty sure my kids are teaching a class on this right now. I need to face the front and take better notes.

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  6. I'm in, I need to make some friends now that I am in my new place, should be interesting.

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  7. A friendship revolution...I'm in.

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  8. Thanks for the thoughts Lin. I needed a little motivation.

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  9. Yeah, to echo what's already been said, you epitomize this already. Thanks for passing this on. And, congrats on #2! I'm so excited for you!

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  10. I so need to do this...I find myself surrounded by people just like me. I would be nice to change that up a bit and embrace the differences.

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