Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I had a very stressful weekend at work. There were tensions galore with our clients. Every time we tried to get something done, there would be a knock on the door. Our normal shift summary is about two inches long. This weekend it was a full sheet of paper. Then my poor daughter was having issues of her own that we were dragged into. Now don't get me wrong, I want to be there for her and am happy that she doesn't exclude us when things are less than perfect. But when someone threatens something she holds near and dear the mother bear instinct emerges once again. The problem is, she is several states away and I couldn't run to her. I had dealt with all of this and then on my way home, evidently did not come to a complete stop in front of a policeman. He didn't want to let me go home because he didn't think I was capable of getting there safely. I'm sorry but that was a joke. I was more angry because he pulled me over than anything. I proved it to him when he came back to my car. Not that I let into him, but I was not my normal self and he tried to protect me even admitting he didn't know me. He was just doing his job and doing it very well. I was just not in a good frame of mind. Just not a good weekend at all. Happily things are settling down rather quickly this week and my daughter's drama is no longer affecting me.
You know, we rarely realize just how much we are connected. If you say negative things to me even when you think you are being helpful, it brings me down. Don't try to tell me you know me better than I do myself, because I guarantee you, most times you will be wrong. Admit that there are things you have no control over and that there are things you can control and handle them accordingly. Even when things aren't going your way, look for something positive in the midst of them. Know that nothing bad lasts forever. Take a deep breath, relax and pick yourself up one more time. You can do this thing called life. And look for those people who let you know it will be okay, no matter what it looks like right now. Then be one of those kinds of people for others who are struggling just as you are. Have a great one folks, I know I will because the past is just that. Today is a brand new day!