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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.
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  • MARYMO22
    so true - thanks for sharing
    2324 days ago
    2324 days ago
    I work in a pharmacy, I have had people come in being rude or snappy. I have later learned that in the 22 years of being there some of these folks had a loved one dying at home or in the hospital. I have had some of them actually come back in the pharmacy to apologize to me. You are so right we do not now the circumstances of one's action at times. If I would have acted rude right back how awful that would be to someone that did not mean it in the first place & was hurting inside . Then when I know the person is just being normally rude every time they come in,because of knowing them all these years, I make sure I say I hope you have a good day today. That person also may have anger issues due to childhood damage which I have seen also,some one that always growls may have been abused as a child & have trust issues.You are so right we must look at the other person's circumstances before we judge, I will remember you in work today if someone growls at me, we all need to be reminded like you said ,take a step back & reexamine the situation. & thanks so much for the spark goodie.
    2325 days ago
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