karen parmelee @parmcharm You once said to me “You want a savior.” What does that mean? What did you mean?
ANSWER: Everyone wants a method to “give up”. Its all too much. Someone wrote me the other day on a massive list he sent to all his friends. It was his birthday. He said, I had a horrible 2011. Got into debt, lost my girlfriend, my job, my house, etc. He went on and on.
Then he said, please pray for me so that I get what I want in 2012 and he listed those things:
I want a great job. I want my girlfriend back. I want my parents to love me. I want money to get out of debt and money to buy a big house.I want to start a successful business.
On and on.
I wrote to him: do you think one of your friends is Santa Claus?
All 200 of his friends have to work full time to get him what he wants just so he can be happy.
I asked him: what if you lower your expectations. Just wish the best for all your friends this year and don’t expect anything from them.
Suddenly you totally expand the world of possibilities that will make you happy.
And then you will be happy.
So for anyone who needs a savior, look to yourself: you are your savior.