It’s so easy to get caught up…in life, with your family and friends, work, and so on. By this, I mean getting caught up in a “that’s not fair!” mentality or getting worked up over things that are of little consequence in the big picture of things. This isn’t a healthy way for us to be. It causes a lot of unnecessary stress. Unnecessary anger. Unnecessary pain. For yourself and others. I’ve learned as an adult, mostly the hard way, to try and be more mindful and not allow negative thoughts to create an unnecessary storm. And if storm clouds start to rise up, then focus and think more positively instead. Oh my, how tough that can be at times!! I’ll look at what’s happening inside me and remember, too, to take inconsideration what others are feeling.
Sometimes people will offend you, or try to at least, and push you to limits you don’t want to be, usually for their own personal gain…for their personal benefits. Or, you may do the same to others, maybe not even realizing it. Not considering the bridges that can be burned along the way, then thinking it’s not fair or your not deserving of what has come to you in the end. It’s not very helpful at all. We need friends. We need relationships. We need support and nurture. It all helps us to become a better person than we are today. My mom once said to me…”it’s not the action that matters, but YOUR reaction to the action that does.”. Those words have stayed with me… unconsciously running through my mind daily. We cannot control what other people say or do. We cannot control how other people feel. We CAN control what WE say or do. If we think negatively, we are going to attract negativity. If we think positively, then we’ll attract positivity. Pretty simple. We don’t deserve to keep holding on to negative thoughts, feelings, or people in our lives. Releasing yourself from those are the only time it’s acceptable to burn a bridge. And if you’re one of those people who made a mistake and don’t want to be cut loose, then own up to your mishaps and apologize to those you have wronged. Ego and pride can be deadly and cause us to make choices with lasting results. While it is never too late to say you are sorry, sometimes it is too late for the damage to be undone. Learning to accept our flaws and mistakes, sooner than later, is only something that will make us better in the future. It will give us a sense of inner peace. Happiness.
Cut the negativity out of your life. Take control of your thoughts. Remain positive. Don’t forget, you are your own best friend. Don’t let anyone or anything get you down…and if they do, don’t stay there for long. Own up to your mistakes and ask for forgiveness. You hold the key to your own happiness. Embrace it. Don’t be the person who “creates a storm then cries when it rains”!” Be the sunshine instead!!