SWEET TEA

Friday, October 5, 2012

On this day


I am thankful to be alive on this beautiful day.
I wish I could make everyone I know happy.
I want to please everyone and have all things right and well. Mister reminds me that it is not my job "to make everyone happy".

I am relieved to be reminded of this.


16 comments:

melody-mae said...

Oh, how I totally understand this post. I think us as women think it is our 'job' to make everyone happy. There are days when I feel like I cannot go on because I just cannot make every single person happy and be happy myself. You know? My dear friend, I send my love and hugs today! Let's shine today..mmmkay?

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I am one of those who tries to make everything happen for everyone and to keep them happy.

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Perfect little post. I totally understand what you mean. And we will probably still keep trying to make everyone happy.

nancygrayce said...

Oh, my superhero lectures me on this all the time, especially when it comes to the kids! I wish everyone was happy and i think if they would just do what I say, they would be!!! But, alas, none of them will! So, I've had to give that up and it's a painful cutting away of a lifetime of trying!

Nonnie said...

I could have written this myself. Dear Heart tells me the same thing. But Bikbik and Roro is right. We will probably continue to do so.

yaya said...

Why we feel the need to do this is beyond me, but it doesn't stop me from doing it anyway. It's hard when we try our best but still end up disappointed. I hope the most important person you please is first yourself...everyone else will just have to take your lead!

yaya said...

Why we feel the need to do this is beyond me, but it doesn't stop me from doing it anyway. It's hard when we try our best but still end up disappointed. I hope the most important person you please is first yourself...everyone else will just have to take your lead!

Chatty Crone said...

I'm thankful your thankful.

Bobbi and Gracie said...

I don't know about you... but when I get on my knees in the morning I am asking God to cover and protect my loved ones and friends.. and the rest is in His hands.

I agree with melode-mae. I think we tend to think of it as our job to make everybody happy. I, too, have found that it is not possible. *sigh* And we can get really burned out trying....

Jill of All Trades said...

I know what you mean. You just want your world and everyone that is in it to be the happiest.

karen said...

You and I are alike in that respect - we're pleasers. I always feel a little relief when I realize that I can step back and let go of the controls. There are some things that are just beyond my powers (which are considerable) and I really do need to just let go. So good for you that "Mister" can remind you of that.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I really get what you're saying. I wish I could make everyone happy, and sometimes feel guilty for being happy when someone else I know is not. Then I stop and remind myself that I'm not responsible for their happiness.
Enjoy your weekend!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Miser hit the nail on the head. But it's so hard not to try.

Hang in there and I hope all goes well.

xo jj

Munir said...

I am glad that you are having a wonderful day.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Sweet Tea...mom and I missed visiting while she and Dad were on vacay!! We hope your granddoll had a wonderful b-day and we hope you and Mister are doing well.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Nel said...

Hope you are having a happy weekend!
until next time... nel

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