Thursday, March 05, 2009

Jackie Kendall said, "A woman I know went to a professional counselor about her battle with depression. ...The counselor helped her see that she wants a life that rates a perfect score of ten, but life outside the Garden of Eden too often rates a five. This woman's absurd expectations were fueling her constant trouble with depression. In various ways, we all are like this woman. We want to be able to attend family gatherings or go to work without ever being offended. Hey, we just want to be able to sit at our kitchen tables and not risk getting offended! But when a person expects perfection, she is going to have a day that will be more of a five than a ten."

(Jackie Kendall's excellent book, Free Yourself to Love--The Liberating Power of Forgiveness is a book that will help all of us who want to live a vital life. Scroll back down to Monday's post to read my review of her book and to sign up for the chance to win a free copy)


Smilingsal said...

True. Women seem to expect so much of themselves. I wonder why.

Ruthie said...

Good post. I tend to be more of an optimist, but guess I don't like to be offended either. Try to make it right when I do get in that position.

Barbara said...

so true, offence is a weapon of the enemy.