Thursday, October 30, 2008

People will disapoint us!

I don't care who you are or what you do, there are always people who will disappoint you or hurt you in some way! The other day I went to an office to do some business and the woman behind the counter was rude and insensitive to my needs so when I left I was frustrated and hurt. I wanted to hurt her in any way possible. I called her boss and left a message that was never returned so I prepared a list of other higher ups to call to voice my concern about her lack of concern for others and I put it on my list of things to do, but I never did. I ran through our conversation over and over in my head until I was really mad and then suddenly I thought better of it all. Not to say that I was over it but I was ready to let it go and forget about it! Who knows? Maybe she had a bad morning, maybe her cat was sick or maybe she had just lost someone she loved. I really did not know this woman and she did not know me. It was at this point that I started practicing pre-forgiveness. I know how can you forgive someone for something they have not even done to you yet, but let me tell you, it can be done if you just remember that people can be kind of jerky! When they hurt you, and they will, just say to yourself "I forgive you because I don't want the rest of my day to be ruined and I don't want you to control my thought for the rest of the day". Sounds weird I know, but I am practicing it with my husband right now as I type at 11:25 PM ( I will spare you all the gory details)! Oh well, I feel better at any rate and I am going to bed with my mind free and clear.........God can sort the rest out!


Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that this backs up to your story about kindness. It is hard during the time when you're swallowed by meanness to remember the kind words and good feelings someone passed on to you the day before. Why is the mean stuff sticks to you longer? Why do we remember the bad things and not the good? I'm guilty of it as well. Really guilty.

I'm stewing this morning about a group of nasty kids who egged my house 2 nights in a row. Huge mess. Almost broke a window. I'm infuriated. Then I look out this a.m. and see a bigger mess--from my daughter and her friends who had a blast w/her friends on the front lawn with 20 cans of shaving cream. Hmmmm.........It's all about the attitude, I guess.

Don't let the turkeys get you down. Remember the kindness!


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