A letter from Mr. Rogers to my daughter

I was going through some papers and came across a letter that was dated April 1995 from Mr.Rogers to my daughter Stephanie. The letter is as follows:

Dear Stephanie,

It meant a great deal to me that you wanted to write to me as a part of your class project. I’m glad to know that our Neighborhood was a part of your growing up and that you continue to have such warm feelings about our program. Continue reading “A letter from Mr. Rogers to my daughter”

What are the biggest obstacles to achievement?

What are the biggest obstacles for highly sensitive people for achievement? The biggest obstacles for me are fear and pessimism. Since these roadblocks originate in the mind, it’s important to examine your recurring thought patterns.

Are your thoughts usually positive, or do they tend to be negative? Do you focus on the worst that can happen? Does change frighten you? Are you open to new ways of thinking and doing things? These are important questions to answer. Unless we examine our thoughts, we can easily get trapped in old, familiar patterns that don’t serve us. Continue reading “What are the biggest obstacles to achievement?”

What do you regret?

What do you regret? I regret that I didn’t learn earlier in my life that I was a highly sensitive person.

This article is written by Bronnie Ware, a palliative care worker who has worked with a countless number of patients who are sadly seeing their last days on earth. When Bronnie had questioned the patients about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

The Top 5 Regrets

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people haven’t honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Continue reading “What do you regret?”

Do you act in the (imperfect) moment?

Here’s an interesting article about perfectionism. I know as a highly sensitive person that I can relate to this. Can you?

Act in the (imperfect) Moment by Michelle Sutton-Kerchner

Stop waiting for the perfect time. It’s already here …

Procrastination is a lifestyle for many. The perfectionist in us delays tasks until they can be executed flawlessly. The result: A growing list of ignored workouts, unfinished projects, and missed lifetime opportunities. Continue reading “Do you act in the (imperfect) moment?”

Are we doing our best?

Are we doing our best? Being the highly sensitive person perfectionist that I am, I get extremely frustrated when I’m not maximizing my talents and abilities or when I’m not working at peak efficiency.

In a similar vein, I get upset when others aren’t giving their best. I bristle when I receive poor service or a lackluster response from a person who is being paid to help me. I get angry when I hear about the latest scandal or blunder that our political leaders have committed. I get even angrier when I realize that I, and all the other taxpayers, will pay for their mistakes. I get distressed when I look at the current economic state of the world. Continue reading “Are we doing our best?”