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Happy 2008 Y’All!

My best wishes for a good start to 2008 for all my Beyond Blue readers! Resolution number two for me is to establish better boundaries between work and family, so I’m trying to practice that by not writing anything today, even though I do consider you all as family (that’s where it can get complicated).
I’ll talk about that more tomorrow. Til then!

  • Frank

    Happy 2008! I just wrote in my journal entry at BeliefNet about the new day and new year. I’m not sure about boundaries in my life – I’ll have to give that some thought. The new book I’m writing may be fairly consuming – but I’ve become a volunteer at a local outreach that provides food and clothing to folks who need it – and that is in addition to the prison ministry. I’m hoping to balance the different opportunities for service – so I guess that might mean I need to establish some boundaries also. I promise to think about it!
    Best and warmest regards and prayers for God’s blessings…

  • Nancy

    Happy New Year back at Ya, Therese!! Now, hopefully the following wasn’t anyone’s day today!! – My husband & I, true to form, were half awake to see the ball drop – just once I’d like to see what would happen if that stupid thing didn’t make it to the bottom – would we be in limbo between years until the repair crew fixed it?!?!
    Ten Signs You Had Too Much Fun Last Night…
    1. You’d rather have a pencil driven through your retina than be exposed to sunlight.
    2. Trying to gain control of the situation, you continue to tell your room to “Stay still.
    3. Looking at yourself in the mirror induces the same reaction as chugging a glass of fresh paint.
    4. You’re convinced that the chirping birds are evil.
    5. You set aside an entire morning to spend some quality time with your toilet.
    6. You replaced the traditional praying on your knees with the more feasible praying in a fetal position.
    7. The bathroom reminds you of a carnival barker shouting, “Step right up and give it whirl!”
    8. All day long your motto is, “Never again.”
    9. You could purchase a new bike just by recycling the bottles around your bed.
    10. Your natural response to “Good morning,” is “Shut up!”
    Nancy L.

  • Larry Parker

    That’s why I’m a teetotaler, Nancy from N.J. …

  • Anonymous

    I have no boundries, and don’t intend to have any (that’s part of my total surrender to God, boundries are all His problem !) I invite everybody to kick my ass, but most people that have seriously tangled with me, just think I’m crazy and shy aWay from me (go figure !) In my youth I hated people, but now I Love everybody, no matter what, especially all the wako people of the world (I guess that explains why I’m at B.B. !)
    LUV 2 ALL

  • Margaret Balyeat

    Establishing boundries is key; something I’ve taken nearly sixty years to comprehend. Without them we(At least ME) end up wasting what little energuy we (I) have trying to satisfy the outrageous expectations of everyone else without even allowing myself to HAVE any!

  • Molly

    thanks for your blog and Happy New Year to you too :)

  • Nancy

    Well you know I’m a teetotaler too, Mr. Larry!
    and Ms. Margaret – you are right – boundaries are a wonderful thing and necessary. I hear you on learning on the back 9 about this stuff. I wish I knew this when I was a kid, but the great thing is I got to teach my kids these lessons that I missed out on.
    Nancy L.

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