Sunday, June 14, 2009

Heard in a meeting

Love is understanding, acceptance, tenderness. If it tries to strangle and possess, it is not love.

Trust is like a bridge: Once burned it is hard to get back.

People do the best they can do. If they could do better they would.

The more I do the things I fear, the less I fear them.


  1. Overheard:

    I was so full of fury and I loathed people but I wanted everybody to like me ...which really creates torque.

    It's amazing how much we can learn after we think we know it all.

  2. I love ALL of these quotes because they are so true. The one about people doing the best then can oddly makes me sad when I think about what my "best" has been at times...

  3. I love that "they would do better" statement. It was exactly right on for me this morning. Thank you for all of your comments on my site. You always make me smile inside. J.

  4. I love these. I really like the 3rd one. It is so true.

  5. I love your Sunday heard in a meeting idea. I hope you keep posting them-- they are gems!

    Here's one my therapist said this week--
    "Conflict is change trying to happen."

  6. Four simple sentences that speak volumes. Well put.

  7. The more I do the things I fear, the less I fear them. I am believing in this Syd. They say actions speak louder than words. Our actions will also overcome our fears.I am learning if I focus on " fear " it will overcome me, my actions will WIN!
    thanks for sharing this and reminding me once more. :}
    Great post

  8. I find the issue of trust difficult - as you say once it is burned it is hard to get back. However (I only talk for myself) it can be re-built as long as one watches the behaviour and not what is said.

    Love your blog.

  9. trust, trust, trust... no comment.

  10. "People do the best they can do. If they could do better they would."

    I have gotten tangled up in this one. Part of me believes it, the other doesn't. Not sure which is heart and which is head. Food for thought.

  11. I LOVE these G.E.M.'s (God's Everyday Messages)! Thank you for sharing them.


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