Updated: Feb 19, 2020
Three years ago, I randomly did a reflective Instagram post about my lessons from June. Ironically, it’s the half-way mark for the year so it was fitting to do a rundown. I’d like to continue that. We learn every day so the lessons might overlap but here is what this June taught me.
Go higher ALL the time
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I have been tempted to stoop lower than usual and to be honest I have backslidden and reached into my petty pockets for the sake of it. But, at the price of my conscience. In the middle of popping off, I could hear my own words screaming at me. I knew I should do better but anger and frustration is a hell of a thing.
Remember, not everyone will think and act like you. Some folks will disrespect you all the time without even thinking that it’s disrespectful. Remember who you are and what you stand for. Anger is never the answer. We will all fall short but you can rise above it and be great.
Forgiveness is a work in progress
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Rebuilding a relationship after the hurt is hard. It is harder when you are practically more aware of the nuisances that caused the problems in the first place. You are better able to recognize the things you no longer want to be a part of. It is common to want to around a person but not like before. Except, all you can see are similarities from the past. Forgiveness takes away the pain of reliving the “trauma” but it doesn’t change the person or their idea of you.
Take it easy. Timing is everything and not everyone will want to walk the same path as you. Ask yourself if you really want that relationship or is it just for the sake of it all. Sometimes we have to know when to let go as hard as it is.
Trust your gut