August 07, 2008

Keeping People Out

A fence is a way to keep people out. A barrier.
When I saw this graphic, it looks like I feel.
Some of the separate pieces of the fence have been replaced.
Some of my old habits have been replaced and I am stronger now that some of the weather worn tendencies have been eliminated.

A fence also represents a boundary. Having boundaries isn't a negative exclusion.
Setting boundaries is taking care of myself by first understanding what I want and need and then letting other people know what that is. A boundary isn't a wall or a fence to keep people from being with me. It's a way for me to set limits and for others to be safe and comfortable as well.

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