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A Tiny Pity Party

All rights reserved. Cindy Ratzlaff and Kathy Kinney blog and write books about claiming happiness in midlife at http://QueenofYourOwnLife.com. All of their affirmations and digital art are original, trademarked and copyright protected.A Tiny Pity Party is an original, trademarked digital art piece and writing by authors Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff. http://QueenofYourOwnLife.com

She tried something new and failed. So she threw herself a tiny pity party. And when the party was over, she put on her thinking cap and got about the business of trying again. She was worthy of her own efforts. ~ Queenisms™

Feeling our frustrations and disappointments, rather than ignoring them, can help us move on from them to claim happiness. So throw yourself a tiny (and we mean tiny) pity party. You’d be super-human if you didn’t occasionally feel sad, frustrated or a tiny bit sorry for yourself because things didn’t work out the way you’d hoped. But if we sit in our disappointment for too long, we don’t just miss out on new opportunities, we create an attitude of failure and disappointment. We start to believe the myth that “bad things happen to me” or “I’m not good enough.” You have everything you need to try again, at whatever you originally failed at. We promise. Happiness doesn’t knock on your door and say “get out of bed and come with me.” Happiness needs to be invited over in the first place. Now let’s practice inviting happiness into our lives by having a tiny pity party here. Let’s bring something to the party we want to leave behind. Name it and leave it here.

Queen Cindy will start. “All of my life, I’ve been struggling with too much weight. I’ve told myself I’m a failure at getting my appetite under control. I have no will power. I’m a food addict. Other people seem to be able to eat what they want. Well, today I’m choosing me, my health and I’m continuing to find new ways to feel healthier, weight loss or no. I reject the notion that I can’t be happy unless I lose weight. I will keep trying and in the meantime, I will not put life on hold. Tiny pity party over.”  You’re next.

 

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4 Responses to “A Tiny Pity Party”

  1. Barbara says:

    I am with you on the weight issue! argh! ok tiny pity party done!

  2. Brenda says:

    I always struggle with keeping my desk and house clean. I’m not good at planning meals and have no desire to entertain. I feel like less than a woman because other women are good at such things. But I’m good at other things and am just who I am. I keep trying to learn to cook better and keep trying to get a handle on cleaning my desk. I’m not some other woman, I’m me. Tiny pity party over and done! I feel better already!

  3. cindy says:

    And we’re SO glad you are you, Queen Brenda!

  4. cindy says:

    Queen Barbara, we’ll probably always have this one issue on our plates, so to speak, but we’re resolved not to let it rob us of joy in life.

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