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.

 

2 comments on “Take it or Leave it – 304

  1. KimS says:

    COME ALL THE WAY IN & SIT ALL THE WAY DOWN, & you never have to live that way, a day at a time.”

  2. Shelly from Texas says:

    Listened to this podcast in my car literally the DAY I decided to step off a crazy train and choose peace. Listening helped me appreciate the choice of made, quieted the guilt that always tries to strangle me when I choose a peaceful space, helped me continue to love but also stand in my space, just mine, not the “I’m right” space, just the “I choose this” space. Fresh air! Thank you, Spencer & Eric.

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