A friend told me a story the other day and I gave her bad advice. Oh, not on purpose of course, but even as I said it I knew I was talking out of anger. It’s not the first time that has happened and it won’t be the last. I also prefaced it with you probably shouldn’t listen to me as this makes me really mad. I’m not sure that helped, but maybe it did as she did her own thing anyway and it was the right thing to do. She accepted the apology of someone.
You see, I am a very protective friend, and as I have gotten older, I am not afraid to tell people how I really feel. The problem is, I have developed a bad habit lately. If I don’t like what is going on in my life I basically leave the situation. I stop talking to the person and move on. The reason I have started doing this is because the only reaction I can control is my own. I can’t control what the other person does or says, but I can control how I feel and I feel like I don’t have a great deal of time for bullshit quite frankly (I cuss like a sailor when I am mad, and I am working on that too.).
The truth is in the quote that I am ending with tonight because each day the pain of whatever you are going through will ease up until one day you might actually reflect back on something and realize how dumb the argument was to begin with. You have two choices…you can own it or let IT own you. Yes, that’s my quote. So here is the lesson for today:
“That’s the reason they’re called lessons, because they lesson from day to day.” ~Lewis Carroll