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 …)
- A breath
- Some space
- My feelings (all of them)
- Changed attitudes
- Care of myself (first)
- Things I will Not (don’t want to) take;
- Other people’s problems, burdens
- Other people’s responsibilities
- “It personally”
- Name calling
- Bad attitudes
- The bait, the rope
- Things (I want) to Leave;
- (The rest…)
- Negativity (others)
- Negativity (mine)
- Stinking Thinking
- The past
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.
Listeners mentioned several episodes, including these
- 229, Holiday Expectations
- 134, Holiday Survival Kit
- 293, Lynne – Grief can be a wonderful thing
- 301, Geneviève – Together we can make it
- 303, Michele B – My Solutions were my Problems
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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.