The year is truly zooming. For crying out loud, it’s March tomorrow! So much happened already. This month’s challenge caught me at a time when I really had to think about who to direct this to. Yes, there are unresolved issues. Honestly, and this is not a cop-out, I don’t have time to care. More importantly, for my sanity and wellbeing I have to let certain things go. I know I’ve said this before so forgive me for the redundancy.
If I did write a letter or anything it would be about my father. It’s really not good to speak ill of the dead. So if I say anything about my experiences with my dad, my grand conclusion would be that none of those things he did or said killed me.
Now on to the challenge…
I’m not stewing in my own pot of hate as I was last year. I dunno. It’s like a switch flipped in me. But what I can do to answer this is compile a list of things that irk me that—when the situations arise—I want to be better at handling. It’s not specific to one person:
- Responses to people asking for assistance beginning with,” well can’t you…”.
- Not making time to do something and soliciting others to do it for you.
- Forgetting someone helped you get where you are.
- Getting wound up about situations you know nothing about.
- Assuming things are as you insist on perceiving them. (goes along with the above)
- Your unwillingness to forgive others of theirs flaws yet insisting people give you chance after chance, after chance…
- Extending a disingenuous invitation. Repeatedly.
- Unresponsiveness to open lines of communication.
There might be more to this list. However, I take the focus off getting myself together if I dive any deeper. How I allow personality clashes to affect me is vital. And let’s face it, what’s the point in giving my power away? I’ve done a lion’s share of that all my life.
I’m here and willing to have an adult interaction should the parties involved like to discuss all I’ve mentioned.
I’ve got this one life and it’s too important for me to be bent out of shape over things beyond my control. People are gonna be who they’re gonna be. And I’m gonna continue to be Glorious.
Pun unequivocally intended.
This post is written in response to the February 2014 Peace Challenge: We Are Family