So, here are the rules -
Rule 1: Without changing the first word, after each letter of the alphabet, write a sentence that captures you/your essence .
Rule 2: Tag as many people as you want, but do tag at least one. This is an eye opening experience and can express to those who read it, things about you that they did not really understand before.
Rule 3: List who you are tagging.
A Accept people for they are. Makes life much easier. I may not be able to do it all the time. But I do manage pretty often.
B. Balancing my life is important to me—you see the scales are the symbol of my sign.
C. Change is the only constant in life. If one can accept that, it truly helps in dealing with the vicissitudes in life.
D. Dressing up is not my scene!
E. Ego trips cause problems. If only you can put yourself in the other person’s shoes for a minute, your own ego assumes less importance.
F. Fun to me is hanging out with Family, no question about that.
G. Genuineness is such a key element in any relationship.
H. Hate hypocrisy. The worst are hypocritical preachers and that means anyone in a position of power talking to the less powerful, whether politicians, teachers, religious people or parents.
I. Ignite a spark in someone’s life by paying a genuine compliment.
J. Judge not your brother.
K. Know yourself.
L. Loving and accepting me—as I am, warts and all—is a difficult proposition. But I’m working at it.
M. Mothering is something I totally enjoy—whether baby animals or humans.
N. No excuses! I work hard not to make excuses because I see it as trying to justify myself for something that I know I ought to have done (or not done).
O. Openness to new experiences makes for an enriched life.
P. Peace (at any cost sometimes). Circumstances and endeavour have given me a more or less peaceful life (thanks also to the Force/powers above).
Q. Quiet time is so essential in achieving aforesaid peace. Helps in de-stressing and in putting things in perspective
R. Rationalizing emotions so often helps in preventing outbursts.
S. Self-pity and self-doubt could make me inert! So jettisoned the first and dealing with the second.
T. Togetherness comes from finding the same things funny!
U. Understanding (or at least attempting to) a person, a situation, a mechanism, anything, certainly brings down one’s blood pressure and makes accepting of said thing (person, situation, etc) easier.
V. Validation from others was something I once needed a great deal. But I’ve almost got out of it.
W. Wishing and waiting for a perfect life to be happy in is stupid!
X. Xerox and Xylophone seem to the only words with X that come to mind. So I’m cheating! Xtremes in moods and/or actions get rid of peace really fast.
Y. Yesterdays are just that—the past. Nice to remember the good yesterdays, but no point living there.
Z. Zaniness in a person (not to extremes) is something I admire; shows self-confidence.
I'm not tagging anyone--sorry EL. But anyone who would like to do this tag is welcome to do it.