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Being confident without being arrogant

*confident-self-assured, certain

*arrogant-aggressively assertive, overbearing

It’s really very simple.

What feeling or force do you have when giving advice or instruction? Whether you are a teacher, doctor, mentor, supervisor, etc…what tone do you use to speak to & with others? Do you leave someone better off with your statement and feeling better for it or just the opposite-making only yourself feel better to prove a point?

I was at the dentist’s office the other day.  A place I’m not particularly fond of-would have rather gone fishing, read a good book or water the flowers.  Heck, anything but go to the Dentist.

But I did summon enough courage to go and have my teeth cleaned. Just a cleaning, mind you. I was told this was a new method of hydrosonic cleaning, faster and more efficient but was not told I’d need to come dressed for it- in a raincoat and shower cap.

After being in the chair and holding the saliva ejector for some minutes while also holding a dentists appliance the first time…I was able to withstand the intermittent showers much better than the dose of command given by the dental hygienist. “Close your mouth-You are spraying everywhere!” Her command was quite arrogant (it seemed to me) as it left me feeling like I never wanted to come back again. I did abruptly reply, “Thank you for the instructions!” And said so in the same forceful way that she had given me the instruction.  And I didn’t feel good about responding that way either.

But there is a lesson to be learned. Not everyone is perfect using a saliva ejector after a short practice run. Sometimes it takes a bit of practice to be self-confident.  And when one is self-confident, self-assured, it never demeans the other.  In fact, it makes them feel better about the whole procedure.  So regardless at what end you find yourself at, keep this in mind when dealing with people- it helps being confident without being arrogant to others.  

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I Feel like Blogging…Sometimes

In my opinion, blogging is all about sharing a part of yourself.  If someone can learn something or be helped by your blogging, then it is well worth it to blog.   So, I blog…sometimes. 🙂

I don’t have time to read all the many blogs I’m subscribed to or have voluntarily offered to follow, but I try.  I find that I learn something about the other out there in the world, too.

Communication is so essential in our lives, for it the woof and warp of life itself!  It IS life!  Life survives and thrives by and with and in communication with the other.  There wouldn’t be so many divisions in every area of life if we actually sat down and got in communication, now would there?

And that, that is in communication, is in community….  Oh, how I love the word community.  From that we get communion*.

Have a wonderful rest of the day!  And thanks for allowing me to commune with you.

If you feel that you cannot communicate as you wish to in life, then by all means check out the helpful, free course here.  You’ll be happy you did! 🙂

“Communion.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 21 May 2017.

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No Retirement for Me

To work or not to work.  That is the question when one reaches the age of retirement which is usually around the age of 65.  Why it is a question at all should be looked at.

You might want to consider that the body was meant to be busy and industrious.   It was meant to be used with the idea that it will serve us well, if used and not abused.

When one goes away for vacation and is absent from work, or the body lacks work then one finds that illness and a sluggish body results.  This we know essentially already.

Should one consider retirement?  I AM (and there’s those two little words again-I AM) in the prime of my life, doing what I love doing and enjoying the activity and motion and decided there’s no retirement for me.  I’m attracting everything I need and want in this life at this moment so what’s else is there to do but DO IT!

For you-perhaps…but everyone’s has a choice.  🙂

Front cover I AM Spirit

“In seeking the Truth, we discover ourselves…In living the Truth, we define ourselves”. mmr

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Good Vibrations

No matter your political or religious affiliations, sending positive thoughts and vibes to others in need around the world and near you is needed.  It works!

Example:

You can walk into a room right now and feel the vibrations.  Are they light, positive and cheerful or are they negative leaving you with a heaviness.  No one need to say a word; it is felt.

So, what are you waiting for?!  We CAN do something about the state of our environment right now and it all begins with a decision to put it there.

Much love to you!

Front cover I AM Spirit

“In seeking the Truth, we discover ourselves…In living the Truth, we define ourselves”. mmr

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Words

Words

May words bring healing
to your heart I’m feeling

Some may not be appealing
vulgarities stealing

Why not healing words
with only positive verbs.

February 22, 2010
updated 4/16/2016
Mary Rensberry

Author at QuickTurtle Books

Just out:  Nature’s Gifts to Humanity

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Poem dedicated to L. Ron Hubbard, Humanitarian