And you should urge me to do the same. Because sometimes I’m great at giving advice, but horrible at listening to it for myself.
This is something that I’m working on. And it’s a tough one for me.
When people disappoint me, I have to remind myself that:
a) it’s rarely ever personal and who knows what is going on in the other person’s life that I may not know about,
b) it does no good to waste my energy being disappointed,
c) negative thoughts just attract more negative energy,
d) it takes away from me being present and in the moment, and finally …
e) there is probably something I could learn from it.
So there you have it.
What disappointment or frustration are you going to let go of right now?
One my favorite verses during my son’s difficult years was and remains – “Let go and let God”. That verse alone saved me from many sleepless nights and constant worrying. And I also learned as rgayer55 posted…the only thing we can control is our reaction…which takes time to master after many many disappointments we experience in daily life. The best to you.
I will remember that one too. 🙂
Lovely post and I am totally crazy already but I am learning to let go of expectations as they only lead to great disappointments. 🙂
Thanks so much… Expectations get the best of me way too often.
Yep, know the feeling. 🙂
I think to get through times like this we need to try and let it go. It’s not what happens to you it’s how you deal with it that is important 😉
We all need reminders such as this…I learned the hard way to either let things go (words, actions, inaction’s, etc) or else I would be in a constant state of worry & anger.. i prefer to just let it go and hope the ignorant ones learn..If not, oh well.. buh-bye!
I’m not always so confident that the ignorant ones learn…. but then, that’s judging, and I’m working on that too. Quite a work in progress!
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I need to let go and accept the fact that some behaviors have no rational base. To keep trying to figure out why human beings to bad things to each other is exhausting
So very true and so hard to understand. Thanks for the read and for your note!
Thanks for letting me let go 🙂
Quite welcome. 🙂
For me it’s the heaviness of the events in Boston bringing the uncertainty of life to the forefront once again. But you’re right. It doesn’t serve me to stay in that place.Steals the present moment.
All the best,
The Boston situation is so awful that it left me speechless. I had to write about disappointment in general. Thanks for reading….
Like I told my son, “We can’t control what other people do, but we can control how we respond to it.” Good, thought provoking post, Wry.
So very, very true, but so hard to remember.
This is a great reminder..thanks for posting this! Those are all fantastic points!
Thanks much… 🙂
ugh…should have read this before emailing my sister again!!