I’ve recently succumbed to a hard-hitting truth:
Of course, I have many strengths as well, and I am pretty awesome, if I do say so myself! But I’m not perfect – no where near perfect. Especially now, in this chaotic and confusing time in my life. And I don’t claim to be. Ever. I’m grateful to have more good days than bad days, but the bad days are really bad. And I’m all like…
They’re all like…
I admit, there are some moments when I’m out of line and need to be reminded to calm down and breathe – that this moment will pass. I’m a work in progress, people! But I pray that people will be a little more understanding and a little less judgmental of others’ circumstances. Everyone’s story is different. Each and every person is unique and reacts to situations in different ways. If I’m an emotional mess for a week because of what I’m dealing with but am fine the other three weeks of the month, I’m sorry but you’ll just need to accept it as my weakness right now and move on. Period.
People suffer. And just because they may not show it on the outside doesn’t mean they’re not dying inside.
So much truth here. Everyone has a story. The woman who handed me my frap today at Starbucks who got my order completely wrong even has a story. I was mad for a second, and thought about going back in to get my drink corrected. But then I thought I could just stick with it. Try something new. The guy who cut me off in traffic might have been rushing to get somewhere important, like a seeing a sick loved one. So I try to not waste my time with getting angry whenever things like that happen. Everyone is so quick (too quick) to judge. So many people think you are courageous & beautiful, and that is the empowerment you need to focus on. Those other people can… *ehem*… take a hike. =D Love you. (wow that was long…. what can i say… I could really relate to this post today 😉
You have to feel whatever it is you're feeling, until you get it all out. You can't ignore it, avoid it, or circumvent it. You have to go THROUGH it. And you find the people who will let you talk as much as you need to, even if you're repeating yourself.