Friday, November 17, 2006

Are you mature?

How grown up do you act?

If you were raised by immature adults, you may not know how a mature adult thinks, speaks and acts.
If you live in an immature world, you may not see how to grow up and be responsible and caring.
If you are on a job which encourages immature behavior, you may be uncertain of how to be responsible.
If your role models, TV shows, celebrities and media heroes, act immaturely, you may emulate them.

And if you who are reading these reminders are struggling with those who are immature, it is valuable to think, speak and act like the most responsible, caring, and respectful person you know. Recently I have noticed that the examples are few. Gossip runs rambunt. Competition for status is high. People in positions of authority rarely apologizing. And threats and demands are commonplace. Adults criticize, intimidate, play victim and poor-me or excape into drugs, internet, and other unhealthy behaviors to zone out.

The best course of action is to act ever more consciously and respectfully.
To be fully able to respond (responsible) is to take impeccable care of oneself.
Show up, pay attention, tell the high truth and detach from the outcome.
Live the Serenity Prayer:
God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change the things I can and the Wisdom to know the difference (and the Inspiration to see possibilities when I thought there were none.)
Give your best Self.
Keep your agreements.
Take nothing personally.
Respect all beings and honor all life.
Know your brother as yourself.
Be grateful for what you have and who you are.
Love Goodness and see only for living in Goodness.

To grow up is to recognize how we are each responsible for the world we see.
Forgive and choose again to give your very best and let go of the rest.

Loving you,
Betty Lue

This was last Friday, but a joy to remember!
What a radiant Mommy with her love and joy for her children..
This is their first moment with their baby brother....