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{March 17, 2011}   Confidence grabber?

Today, I am doing the daily prompt from yesterday:

Grab a sentence from the nearest… | The Daily Post at

Topic #73:

Grab the nearest book (or website) to you right now. Jump to paragraph 3, second Sentence. Write it in a post.

The nearest book to me is The Woman’s Book of Confidence: Meditations for Trusting & Accepting Ourselves by Sue Patton Thoele.  Since it doesn’t say what page to turn to, I just opened it up at random and read whatever the 3rd paragraph, 2nd sentence was.

“Without relationships we feel bereft, cut off from vital sources of comfort and support.”

That sentence can come off very anti-woman when you take it away from the context of the book. At first glance, I read this and think women don’t NEED relationships to be happy. You don’t have to have a man in your life to be whole. But in the context of this book, it’s talking about ALL relationships. Our relationships with our friends and families are an important aspect of our lives. Not everyone is so lucky to have much or any family and they may not have many friends. Without any family or friends in your life, I can imagine it would feel very lonely and depressing. There’s just something born within us that craves others for support and comfort.

This has nothing to do with the daily prompt really, but this sentence reminded me yet again how thankful I truly am to have so many friends AND family that are there for me. I think we ALL, at times, tend to forget how lucky we are to have people in our lives that care. Take some time and be thankful for them.

And to all my friends and family, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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