Off The Fence With Some Good Ones

Seeming that the Passover Seder is at my house tonight, I am learning to be good to myself and not pile too much on my plate. So think of today as kind of like a re-run episode of one of your favorite TV shows. You’re still gonna watch. Please read on, as I want to give you a few of my favorites…

WOMEN

Women have strengths that amaze men. They carry children, they carry hardships, they carry burdens but they hold happiness, love and joy. They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.

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They fight for what they believe in. They stand up for injustice. They don’t take “no” for an answer when they believe there is a better solution. They go without new shoes so their children can have them. They go to the doctor with a frightened friend. They love unconditionally. They cry when their children excel, and cheer when their friends get awards. They are happy when they hear about a birth or a new marriage.

Their hearts break when a friend dies. They have sorrow at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left. They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart. Women come in all sizes, in all colors and shapes. They’ll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you. The heart of a woman is what makes the world spin! Women do more than just give birth. They bring joy and hope. They give compassion and ideals. They give moral support to their family and friends. Women have a lot to say and a lot to give.

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INTERESTING TEST:

Read the following questions, imagining the scenes in your mind, and think of the FIRST thing that you visualize. Do not think about the questions excessively. Jot the answers down on a piece of paper. Don’t read further on past question 10 until you’ve written down all 10 answers.

1. You are not alone. You are walking in the woods. Who are you walking with?

2. You are walking in the woods. You see an animal. What kind of animal is it?

3. What interaction takes place between you and the animal?

4. You walk deeper in the woods. You enter a clearing and before you is your dream house. Describe its size.

5. Is your dream house surrounded by a fence?

6. You enter the house. You walk to the dining area and see the dining room table. Describe what you see on AND around the table.

7. You exit the house through the back door. Lying in the grass is a cup. What material is the cup made of?

8. What do you do with the cup?

9. You walk to the edge of the property, where you find yourself standing at the edge of a body of water. What type of body of water is it?

10. How will you cross the water?

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This has been a relational psychology test. The answers given to the questions have been shown to have a insight to values and ideals that we hold in our personal lives. The analysis follows:

1. The person who you are walking with is the most important person in your life.

2. The size of the animal is representative of your perception of the size of your problems.

3. The severity of the interaction you have with the animal is representative of how you deal with your problems. (Passive/aggressive).

4. The size of your dream house is representative of the size of your ambition to resolve your problems.

5. No fence is indicative of an open personality. People are welcome at all times. The presence of a fence indicates a closed personality. You’d prefer people not to drop by unannounced!

6. If your answer did not include food, people, or flowers, then you are generally unhappy.

7. The durability of the material which the cup is made of is representative of the perceived durability of your relationship with the person named in #1. For example, Styrofoam, and paper are disposable, metal, glass and plastic are durable.

8. Your disposition of the cup is representative of your attitude towards the person in #1.

9. The size of the body of water is representative of the size of your sexual desire.

10. How wet you get in crossing the water is indicative of the relative importance of your sex life.

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AN INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT.
What I have learned…

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I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone that can be loved. The rest is up to them.
I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.
I’ve learned that it takes years to build up, and only seconds to destroy it.
I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do.
I’ve learned that you can do some thing in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
I’ve learned that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
I’ve learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you can’t.
I’ve learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel. That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I’ve learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done regardless of the consequences.
I’ve learned that money is a lousy way to keep score.
I’ve learned that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.
I’ve learned that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.
I’ve learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.
I’ve learned that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.
I’ve learned that no matter good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I’ve learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.
I’ve learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
I’ve learned that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

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WISDOM OF MATURITY
What I have learned as I have matured…

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I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.
I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people are just assholes.
I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.
I’ve learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better have a big willy or huge boobs.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others – they are more screwed up than you think.
I’ve learned that you can keep vomiting long after you think you’re finished.
I’ve learned that we are responsible for what we do, unless we are celebrities.
I’ve learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades, and there had better be a lot of money to take its place.
I’ve learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon and all the less important ones just never go away.

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Happy Passover to all celebrating! Are you as bloated and swollen as I am? Kudos to my wonderful mom who is actually making pretty much the entire dinner tonight!

And tell us, how did you do on the personality test. Was it bang on?

xoxEDxox

15 Comments
  1. You are my end of a chaotic day – the site I turn to when I wanna relax and get grounded again – thanks Erica, for all that you do. Happy Passover and Holiday xx

  2. Erica, “An Inspirational Thought” was dead on. While it moved me, it also wisened me up. Thank you for digging deep enough to write something so beautiful and sharing it with us!

  3. Erica,

    Oh . . so very lovely! I just visited this site for the first time and I CRIED reading that . . . and LAUGHED so hard reading the last ones. So very insightful; so very true. Thanks for sharing.

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