As soon as we moved back to Utah in August I put Yes Please by Amy Poehler on hold at my library and then life got crazy and I forgot.
A few weeks ago I got a notification that Yes Please was available for me to pick up. It was a nice lil surprise! I started reading it and not gonna lie, the chapters are here and there for me. Some chapters I loved and some I was doing the thing I do--skip over bunches of words at a time---to try to get through.
One lesson did stand out to me, though, was when Poehler said that our mentality about every little thing in life should be "Good for her, not for me"
Good for her, not for me.
I remembered this as I got invited to an astounding 7 MLM parties on facebook this week.
DoTerra oils may be a lifesaver for a lot of people, but i'm not there yet. Good for her, not for me.
I remembered this when another teacher was talking about quitting her job this year to be a stay at home mom.
I really wish I could be a STAHM but I just know it would kill me slowly. I really think it's the better option for kids, but I just can't. So really, good for her, not for me.
I remembered as the girl in front of me at McDonalds ordered the fish sandwich, man.
The fish sandwich at McDonalds creeps me out. I'll take the chicken sandwich, thanks. Good for her, not for me.
Good for her, not for me. It sounds like it could be sarcastic or even an insult, but Poehler made it sound so genuine and matter-of-fact. Just like "Hey, we're two different people so what works for us is also going to be different." It was pretty sweet. I can't get it out of my head.
I spend my entire day telling kids to be nice to each other and that the world is already too mean to have another mean comment added. So now it's probably time to practice what I preach with a "good for her, not for me" mentality.
Even though it was hard for me to get through some parts of the book, I definitely recommend!
Hey! My name is Riley Jo. I have been living off Dr. pepper and a prayer since 1991. My life motto is one that Joey Gladstone taught me on Full House... make fun of yourself before anyone else has a chance to do it first! That's my goal here. Thanks for stopping by!