Don’t Should on Me!

“It is well, when one is judging… to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.” – Arnold Bennett, In God’s Care

This quote cracked me up. If there’s one thing that’s true, it’s that we all know how everyone else should act, what they should do, and what they should not be doing. Did you notice that I used the word “should” three times in that sentence? Have you ever heard the saying “Don’t should on me!”? The truth is, not a day goes by where I don’t take someone else’s inventory. Drivers in traffic, friends, family members, co-workers, people in meetings. I have a very keen eye for noticing what others are doing wrong. And as long as that’s my focus, I can’t be happy or at peace. These days I try to keep the focus on me — specifically on the great stuff in my life, and sharing it with others. Because as long as I’m focusing on things that make me feel grateful, ILML! 

– JamieQ

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