Sue Patton Thoele
“Just as we wash our bodies and our clothes, we need to cleanse our emotional outlook….Many of us act as psychic garbage collectors, vacuuming in other people’s negativity. Since we have more than enough of our own baggage to deal with, we must have the courage to let go of that which is not ours to carry.” ~Sue Patton Thoele, The Woman’s Book of Courage Sunset in Mexico / Cindy La Ferle ______ For social media sharing buttons and more content, please visit the home page. Please share with your friends.
“Expecting people to read your mind hardly ever gets you what you desire.” ~Sue Patton Thoele, The Courage to Be Yourself Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Empire, MI / Cindy La Ferle ______ Social media sharing buttons are located below each post on the home page.
The “black holes” in our social universe
“Whether we give away too much or too little of ourselves, our vitality dwindles.” ~Sue Patton Thoele Black Hole Relationships (Parts of this essay were adapted from Writing Home) A full-time mother of three once told me she looked forward all year to summer break and hated to see it end. Was she nuts? Did she really enjoy refereeing troops of rowdy kids in her basement and making dozens of grape jelly sandwiches on short order? “I love summer because I get a reprieve from the back-stabbing at school events and Mothers’ League meetings,” the young mom insisted. “I don’t have to deal with the woman who doesn’t like…