STOP IT!!! (We hate being told that, don’t we?)


One of the things we most dislike in life is when we’re told to stop doing something we’re involved in.

“How dare you!”  “You have the gall to tell me to stop?”

That’s what we think, even if it’s not what we say. The trouble is so many times in our lives we’re doing things that need to be stopped. But we don’t realize it.


From an amazing set of knives to the latest and greatest workout device to a frying pan that never scratches and makes our food perfectly every time. This is the time of year for advertisers to “sink their hooks into us!” They constantly bombard us with offers and hit us in every weak spot they can. Plus, they have an army of marketing professionals, using every gimmick known to man, to convince us to buy their piffle.

If we just allow ourselves to step back and take a breath (Yes you have time for this), we’ll figure out we don’t need another set of knives in the house or the realization that no frying pan makes perfect food every time. But we so desperately want things to be better in our lives, we want “us” to be better!