Smoky Mountain Colors

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Something to read and think about.

I have no idea who wrote this, so I can't give credit to them. But I would like to share this with you. I got this in an email this morning.

I have the right to ask for what I want.
I have the right to say no to requests or demands I can't meet.
I have the right to change my mind.
I have the right to make mistakes and not have to be perfect.
I have the right to follow my own values and standards.
I have the right to express all of my feelings, both positive or negative.
I have the right to say no to anything when I feel I am not ready, it is unsafe, or it violates my values.
I have the right to determine my own priorities.
I have the right not to be responsible for others' behavior, actions, feelings or problems.
I have the right to expect honesty from others.
I have the right to be angry.
I have the right to be uniquely myself.
I have the right to feel scared and say "I'm afraid."
I have the right to say "I don't know."
I have the right not to give excuses or reasons for my behavior.
have the right to make decisions based on my feelings.
I have the right to my own needs for personal space and time.
I have the right to be playful and frivolous.
I have the right to be healthy.
I have the right to be in a non-abusive environment.
I have the right to make friends and be comfortable around people.
I have the right to change and grow.
I have the right to have my needs and wants respected by others.
I have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
I have the right to be happy.


Have a wonderful day! And thank you to those who encouraged me to just go ahead and start those summer socks. I have plans for sock knitting this weekend.

3 comments:

Indigo said...

I have seen a few variations of this, "Your Personal Bill of Rights."

http://www.unhinderedliving.com/personalrights.html

I've never seen it credited to any one person.

Diana said...

I love that! However, I would have to add: I have the right to purchase large quantities of yarn and not feel guilty.

jackie said...

You are right!

And so is Diana!