Take it or Leave it – 304

We often say “take what you like and leave the rest.” How can I apply this concept of “take it or leave it” in my life?

Free dictionary “take it or leave it” idioms https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/take+it+or+leave+it

  • Things I will (want to) take;
    • (What I like …)
    • Help
    • Change 
    • Compliments
    • Growth
    • Notice
    • Encouragement
    • Validation
    • Progress
    • Time
    • A breath
    • Some space
    • My feelings (all of them)
    • Changed attitudes
    • Optimism
    • Positivity
    • Care of myself (first)
  • Things I will Not (don’t want to) take;
    • Other people’s problems, burdens
    • Other people’s responsibilities
    • “It personally”
    • Ultimatums
    • Offense
    • Demands
    • Blame
    • Expectations
    • Resentment
    • Anger
    • Name calling
    • Sarcasm
    • Bad attitudes
    • The bait, the rope
  • Things (I want) to Leave;
    • (The rest…)
    • Negativity (others)
    • Negativity (mine)
    • Stinking Thinking
    • The past
    • Impatience
    • Ultimatums
    • Blame
    • Fear

Readings and Links

We read from How Al-Anon Works, Chapter 4 (Understanding Ourselves and Alcoholism – Searching for Answers) and Chapter 6 (The Family Disease of Alcoholism, Recognizing our Options).

Courage to Change, October 29.

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Music from the show

The Clash: Should I Stay or Should I Go

The Eagles: Take it Easy

Cage the Elephant: Take it or Leave it

“Blank Stares” by Jay Allen was suggested by a listener.

 

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