Blame-Yours, Mine or Ours

kids blame    One of the things I noticed when my children were growing up is how quick they were to blame the other. They would say “It’s her fault, she did it, or she made me do it.”

Funny thing, that’s the same thing my sister and I would say when we were little. We would put the blame on each other. When we grew up, we quit blaming each other and took responsibility for our own mistakes.

It’s the same way we our attitudes. You know you have truly become an adult when you realize that you are the only one responsible for your attitude. You don’t blame someone else for how you feel.

I heard a speaker at a conference say, “No one can make you feel lousy, negative, ugly, or dumb. That is, unless you allow it.” He went on to say, “If you are confident in yourself, and who you are, you recognize no one has that kind of power…unless you give it to them.”

John C. Maxwell, author, speaker to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders and organizations and pastor,  once said, “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.john c maxwell




About Susan Reichert

President of Southern Author Serivces; President of Collierville Christian Writers Group; Retired Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine. Southern Author Services promotes and highlights authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Lives in the South.
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