(I'm amused by the readiness of others to call themselves perfectionists or goodists, while I haven't yet met the legalists on this forum.) Well, the topic for today's journaling is to address a personality trait, and being the contrary person that I am, I chose legalist. How does this contribute to my stress illnesses? Very simply: While I know that there is an absolute, objective Truth, and, therefore, right and wrong, I also know that we're all walking around with damaged moral compasses. And, this causes repeated instances of incongruency in my own mind, as well as in my expectations of others. Dropping the expectations leaves me with distrust. If you understand anything of what I've just written, you can rightly imagine that I spend too much energy figuratively banging my head against the wall. But at least I'm laughing at what I just wrote In fact, I believe that God has given me the gift of Joy, and that I'm probably the happiest person I know, (but with a headache, [thankfully, usually only a figurative headache.]) One of the things I'm joyful about is understanding that my stress illnesses (TMS) don't require doctors, PT, drugs, or surgery. And, I'm even more joyful when I remember that God is the only One Who will never disappoint me. Thanks for reading, and peace be with you.