Continually Challenging Me
October 20, 2011
Continually Challenging Me

Dr. Laura,

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I enjoy the way you challenge me. Like many listeners, I enjoy listening to you and considering how I would respond if the caller were asking me his/her question. I love it best when you surprise me by giving an answer that is different than what I expected you to give. Those are the answers that make me think and the answers which challenge my preconceived notions.

I don't always agree with what you have to say, but it is when we disagree that I find opportunities to challenge myself by asking myself why. You challenge me to be a better wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. You remind me to focus on the joy in my life and you often remind me to stop taking myself too seriously.

My favorite revelation was last week when you were speaking to a caller about her slobby tendencies. You helped me look at housework in a whole new light - as an expression of love and appreciation for my family. This new perspective has helped me to find a sort of joy in the chores I dislike the most because the things I dislike the most are the things that show the most love. This is a fantastic motivator when I find myself procrastinating or failing to get the job done.

I can't wait to listen to you again to see how you will challenge me next. Time "with you" is time well spent.

Another appreciative listener

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