Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I am...

I have spent so many days in this scenario: woke up this morning with a song on my heart. The sun is shining and my mood could get any better. And then, that ignorant, joy stealing, smart mouthed, pretending to ask a question that is really a nasty remark, mean spirited, bad attitude having waitress/ coworker/ church member/ supervisor/ stranger opens their mouth and my mood goes south. The tops of my ears are get hot, my heart starts beating fast and I'm doing everything I can not to turn into the me I used to be, you know, that individual that did not know Jesus! I hate when people take me there but it never fails to happen at least once out of ever three days I thought my day was going to be great. Our choices about our experience with our lives is a gift that was especially granted to us. When we empower people we don't like, don't respect, don't know and don't trust sit in the driver seat of our emotions, we re-gift to them our most prized possession. If I choose to continue to be the me I want to be and decline the option of cloaking an alter-ego or inferior version of myself to address the situation, I can see so clearly see that most times, the offending party is functioning in their own shortcomings, insecurities and unhappiness. The more I reduce my reaction time to their snares, the more time I get to enjoy the rest of my day!

Today ladies, just keep being you and don't take it personal.

Be beauty for ashes.

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