Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Responses



"You can do anything if you're willing to deal with the response. I'd take what anybody would dish out for the right to be myself."

~ Whoopi Goldberg


I picked Savanna up from school early today and took her to the dentist. While we were in the waiting room I picked up a MORE magazine (I really love those!) and started reading and there was this quote by Whoopi. I immediately identified with what she said, although I don't condone everything about her lifestyle, I think there is truth to this particular quote.


We can do absolutely anything if we are willing to deal with the response. I think most people live their lives in fear or they are not real simply because they have fear of responses. Others don't have a fear, just an intense dislike for dealing with responses. There is nothing wrong with that, it's simply their choice.

Take my husband for instance - he can "deal with" a response anyday - he's a strong man. However most times he has such a serious dislike for negative responses, he plays life much safer than I do.

The older I get, the more fearless I get concerning dealing with a response. What about you?

2 comments:

Pastor L said...

My mom taught me the secret to dealing with responses (it took awhile for me to catch on, but here it is): "Let it be their problem." Once I truly started to put this into practice, it has made a world of difference!!!

Deanna Shrodes said...

That's a good one. I like that.