Tuesday, February 07, 2012
People can be hard to deal with. Are your co-workers constantly annoying you? Does your neighbor rake his leaves into your yard every fall? Is your child high-maintenance and needy? Often we let our frustrations and anger towards people and situations prevent us from seeing the larger picture. Try looking at the circumstance from the other person's point of view. Your overbearing co-worker might just be trying to emulate you by asking a million questions. Perhaps your neighbor doesn't really know where his property line ends and where yours begins. Your child may need more individual time with you, instead of competing with siblings. No person's personality can be summed up entirely by one negative trait or action. So next time someone cuts you off in traffic or swipes the idyllic apple you were eyeing at the store, remember that everyone is less-than-perfect sometimes. Know your role in people's lives and continue to be positive and mature. After all, we all do things that are worthy of a good tongue lashing sometimes!
I try to remember no one is perfect when I get upset w/someone b/c next time I could be the one upsetting someone else w/ or w/out my knowing it & would hope that they would forgive me as well ie... tonight I was really mad that I lost the key to our safe & think my son may have lost it b/c I've caught him palying w/them several times. B/c of my anger I was very short w/him & then stopped myself b/c maybe I just misplaced it & I wouldn't want my ds to be upset w/me for being upset w/him.