I recently let a chip build on my shoulder and found that I was becoming brutal! And that is both in word and cutting off the very ones that I love or care about! One of my online friends sent me the following reminders so that I could rein in that which was destroying me so much! Here is an excerpt from him when he gave me a good old fashioned “tongue lashing”!
It’s when you've awakened with a full day ahead of you after only two hours of sleep.
It’s when there’s nothing for you to do but sit by your friends as they deal with tragedies and all the hard stuff life throws at us.
It’s when you don’t know how to handle the situations in your life that are anything but black and white.
It’s when you feel utterly helpless and powerless as you watch someone you care about aching with the deep soul wounds that only come from losing the person that comprised the other half of their heart.
It’s when your own heart feels as though it’s been crushed beyond recognition over and over again.
It’s when your path is entirely unclear and you don’t know if the next step is solid ground or off a cliff.
It’s when you’re not sure if the decisions you've made are the right ones.
It’s when sometimes you realize they weren’t.
It’s when it looks as though the world is irrevocably falling apart.
It’s when it seems like people are becoming more and more disconnected, lonely, and afraid.
It’s when you feel as though there’s no way you can even begin to help fix any of it.
It’s when you realize that, in spite of it all, you really are smart and strong enough to make it through step by agonizingly slow step.
It’s when you realize that just when you thought you had nothing left to give, you find you actually have everything left to give and more.
It’s when you want to give up on it all, but find that one thing that drives you to keep going.
It’s easy to love and give and feel happy and alive when things are going well, when we feel as though the world is our oyster. But what happens when life feels as though it’s caving in with a spirit crushing weight?
If we are open to the lessons from our hardships, misfortunes, and tragedies they will inevitably build within us an increasingly unshakable compassion, understanding, and love.
And just because we think we can’t see something doesn't mean it’s not there. The world around us reminds us of it all the time. Even the sun, moon, and stars silently show us that they exist even when there’s too much in the way to see them.
This dressing down really helped me see that it is not always just about me....
Hope if you need them, they will also make you stop to think and practice what you know and believe is right for you!