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Promise No More Pity Parties


Pity parties are really a drag.

They drag down the one having the party and anyone else that inadvertently gets roped into attending. You’ll notice those people exit just as quickly as they can.

To tell you the bare, naked truth, feeling sorry for yourself is a big, fat excuse.

Whatever thought brings on the self-pity, feeling sorry for yourself is like living a lie every day. I know your excuses sound good to you. You may even convince yourself they are true. But, I assure you they are not. You must learn that you don’t have to believe every thought that pops into your mind.

Everyone has a bad day now and then.

If you accept that fact, then there’s no need to blame the world when things don’t go smoothly. It doesn’t mean you have become worthless or that you can’t do such and such or that you can’t do anything right. It simply means you hit a little snag or a bump in the road and you can learn something about yourself when you look for the lesson instead of looking for someone to blame.

I speak from experience. I was so deeply committed to my continuous pity party behavior that the only direction left for me to go was up from the depths. It makes me a little nuts when I hear all the reasons why people believe they can’t do something. It drives me nuts because I’ve used them all. Self-pity is merely another form of fear. It prevents those in its grip from really living.

I share with you the immortal words of Marie Curie: “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

When we fear less, we live more.

So, make a promise to yourself right now to stop the pity partying and start living by cherishing and embracing the beauty in every moment, even the ones that don’t look the way we think they should! I’ve done it and believe me, it’s an exciting way to live.

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