I just recently had the bright idea to set up a website and do a blog. The only problem is that you have to write something in your blog. I have to admit I am a little behind for I got taken over by a new obsession. All of a sudden at age 65 I love bling. In fact, my friend and neighbor labeled me “the late blooming blinger”. To make matters worse, I have taken up jewelry making especially updating or restoring old jewelry. I am even planning a party where everyone brings their old jewelry and we create new possibilities. To top off the party one person will tell a “restoration” story in their walk with Christ. I will tell you how it goes. All that to say, look for a new tab on my website: Restoration Bling. I will be posting pictures of new and restored jewelry with storyline to boot. How fun is that?
Having just attended a workshop on “Emotional Manipulation” written and presented by Jim Fogarty, EdD, thought I would share some goodies. (Check out his website: www.drjimfogarty.com)
Excerpt from Dr. Fogarty’s manual:
THE MAGICAL THOUGHTS / SOLUTIONS OF EMOTIONAL MANIPULATORS
If I am pompous, I avoid shame.
If I am a victim, I have power.
If I triangulate, I get revenge or the upper hand.
If I promise love, I get sex.
If I blame you, you will give me what I want.
If I break you, I own you.
If I indulge, I am the preferred parent.
If I threaten or pressure, I motivate.
If I promise a wonderful future, my partner gives me what I want.