holiday mantra

December 21, 2010


I am not responsible for fill-in-the-blank family member/friend's happiness.
If _____________ is mad, that is his/her feeling, and it doesn't have to affect me.
I cannot make _________________ happy.
It's okay that I am happy and he/she is not.
Good boundaries mean that I don't let his/her attitude ruin my holiday.
Good boundaries also mean that my feelings matter just as much as his/hers, and I might need to call him/her on it.

– wash rinse repeat –

thanks to megan over at sorta crunchy for the words of wisdom.
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