The Four Agreements plus One!

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This week Julie and I are chatting about the book The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.  It’s an oldish book but is being reissued or reanimated this week.  Don was on Oprah and, if you can believe this, The Millionaire Matchmaker.  Speaking of the Millionaire Matchmaker, we interviewed Dr. Love from the Millionaire Matchmaker on Life With the Girlfriends.  Six degrees of separation, I tell ya.  So, Don Miguel, anytime you feel like chatting up Christine Marie and Julie on Life With the Girlfriends, we’re here for you.

The first agreement is to speak with impeccability.  How important are our words?  On a scale of one to ten-a hundred!  How many times do we forget and let the F bomb fly..especially toward ourselves.  How many times do we sit back and dish and diss about others?  How many times have we made a promise to ourselves and then quickly failed t keep it?  I’m just saying.

The second agreement is don’t take things personally.  Ouch!  Especially when it comes to my hubby.  He can say one thing rather carelessly and I’m good to go for at least an hour.  Sorry, Stormin’ Norman.  I forgot the second agreement and I took your comment not just personally-but way too personally!

The third agreement is dont make assumptions.  Remember in school the nuns would write on the chalkboard Assume is to make an ASS out of U and Me?  No?  Well, it is just as true now as it was thirty five years ago.  What assumptions have you made that wasted your precious time and energy?  Really?  You don’t say..

The fourth agreement is always do yor best. Hmmm.  Like the woman on Oprah said, “Some days my best is just getting out of bed.”  Some days are diamonds, some days are rust.  However, our mothers may have had something when they preached, ” If it’s worth doing then it’s worth doing right.”  My Mom would add, “Give it the old college try.”  Darn..do you think our parents might have been right?

I’m adding a fifth agreement here and now.  When the Clutterfly Effect comes out in a few weeks, agree to purchase it.  There is a whole lot of awesomeness in gifts, prizes and bonuses attached to it.  I can’t wait…really.  Can I get an Amen?  How about a Woo Hoo?

Christine Marie

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