The Advice Giver

Serenity is the ocean!

The Advice Giver. We all know one of these creatures. Some seek them out, some run the other way.  I’ll admit it, I am one. Listen to me (advice) I sound like declaring myself to a 12-Step Program.

It’s a very responsible position being the Advice Giver.  I love it but I wonder if I am doing more damage than good.  I feel powerful, trusted, motherly and needed. I think I should on people.  You know, “You should do this” or “You should do that.”  I SHOULD on people! Then I turn around and tell people they shouldn’t should on themselves.  Oh, the irony!

I cannot stand silence.  I move to fill the void when it exists. I am a chronic Know-It-All.  I need to make sure people know I know things. I have fun watching Jeopardy with other people in the room and have been known to yell at the TV.  Some day I will face Trebeck.

But, I WILL listen to my own advice and be a human (today).  ;D Diane

My new Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity 
to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to tell you the things you can;
and wisdom to know when to shut the F up.

Apologies to Reinhold Neubuhr

~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on November 4, 2011.

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