My thoughts to myself for the day

  1. It’s very easy to talk about people without mentioning their names. Those who know them will know exactly who you’ve referred to, and a fair number of others will be certain you’re talking about themselves. Avoid talking about others at all costs.
  2. Those who care about us often make well-meaning suggestions for ways in which we can improve our circumstances or our state of mind. Sometimes we welcome the advice, but more often we feel as though we’re being told what to do. Always thank them for their advice, even if you have no intention of following it, and remind yourself to give unsolicited instruction only in exceptional circumstances, such as when someone is about to injure themselves.
  3. Laugh to yourself whenever you can.

About Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, was a trial attorney for 25 years and has served on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy on numerous occasions. She was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cleveland State University for several years and served as an Interim Associate Professor of Law in the clinical program at Case Law School. In 2009, she returned to the small southwestern Michigan community where she was raised, and wrote a novel.
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8 Responses to My thoughts to myself for the day

  1. Hear, hear! Thank you, Jane!

  2. Reblogged this on nbsmithblog…random digressions and musings and commented:
    Sound advice from Jane Wilson. File this under the category:I wish I had said this!

  3. Love it. So much so, that I reblogged it. Hope you don’t mind I borrowed it, Jane.

  4. Jane Wilson says:

    I find I’m more hesitant lately to share my thoughts, so it’s really nice to hear someone agrees.

    Thanks, Nan.

  5. sammee44 says:

    I really like your thoughts–good ones, Jane!

    • Jane Wilson says:

      Thanks to the positive responses I’ve received, I may try this again, and ask readers to add their own. When I wrote it, my intention was to memorialize my own promises to myself. It helps a LOT to know others think their sensible ideas.

  6. sammee44 says:

    Jane: Have reblogged on my site,
    Thank you, Jane

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