Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
ALYFITN
25,000-29,999 SparkPoints 26,245
SparkPoints
 

More on Anger Management

Friday, March 04, 2011

More on Anger Management

It is interesting that I REMEMBER all the transgressions against me. Do other people do that? What this does for me is this: When I get mad (either appropriately or not), my mind conjures up all the other old battles I’ve had with this person. That means I never really forgave and let it go.

The thing with having a big family and a lot of relationships is that you have these people in your life forever. Any one of my sisters would have been dropped like a heavy brick had they been merely a friend at some point or another in my life. But I hang on because we are related.

This makes me cherish the love and friendship I have with my best friend. We can tell each other everything. (Well, she can tell me more than I tell her because she will accidently repeat things to others and she knows that about herself. Hahaha.) She is so friendly. She is the best.

So my thoughts on forgiveness-- You are an idiot if you live your life not remembering transgressions. If bitten by a snake, would you stand and allow yourself to be bitten again? Of course not. A snake is a snake. If I am truly stuck with a person in my life—like my sisters—I devise strategies for ME. That is, I visit them or call them to give support and love—enough support and love that I CAN ABSOLVE MYSELF OF MY SELF-IMPOSED GUILT OF NOT DOING MORE. I must guard MYSELF from being sucked into their entanglements. I DO NOT WANT TO BE SUCKED IN BECAUSE OF GUILT. Man, I have to repeat that one to myself like a thousand times. This strategy gets tougher as time goes on. I am getting healthier and more fit day by day. I work at it. For them, they have given up. You can’t do this change for someone else.

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post

    Be the First to Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.
 

More Blogs by ALYFITN