Life is a cycle. Life is a circle. You just get settled in good and take a deep breath and sigh at the wonder of how perfect it is and …BAM. Life throws you a curve ball, just to keep things interesting. Thank you, Life. You ROCK!
So my wonderful hubby and I had a disagreement last night. It got ugly. And of course, I’m all “Hold the phone! Aren’t we deliriously happy here?!” …i says in my head. On the OUTSIDE of my head there was a LOT of noise. Me no likey.
I decided to back off because NOTHING is worth such a stupid argument. I was not very happy, but I kept my mouth shut (yes – it happens) and went about my business. “My business” being picking up the house a little, vacuuming, unloading and reloading the dishwasher. …blah blah blah
I have a cousin who SWEARS BY “when you’re angry, clean something” and I must say, it is a FABULOUS strategy! I could have done much more – because there is never a lack of things that need doing at our house – but I wanted to get in bed a little earlier to see if it helped me get up at 5:00 a.m. (I”m showered and at my desk by 7:00 – I call that a success!)
It can be difficult to disengage from an emotional catastrophe. I have learned that the best thing I can do is let it go. I have worked on this for many, many moons. Season after season after season. I guess you could say I’m a seasoned veteran.. har har har… I jest – but it’s true. If, after 22 years I have not figured out how all this works and when to lay low, well… then that would make me as dumb as some say we blonds are. I’m a lot of things, but stupid isn’t one of them. I know – I’ve used this phrase before. But hey, truth is truth. Slow on the uptake? Yeah, maybe sometimes. Doesn’t change the fact that you need to pay attention to your life and see what the patterns are. The pattern of the seasons are quite evident if we are paying attention. The trees are the big indicator with their budding leaves, beautiful blossoms, gorgeous greenery, stunning color changes, dropping leaves, and bare branches. We know those by heart. Your life has patterns as well. LOOK FOR THEM. LOOK AT THEM. PAY ATTENTION. BECAUSE BAM! Sh*t happens! When you learn to see the patterns, you learn how best to act in response to them. Notice: ACT. Not REACT. Acting is a conscious decision, a choice of behavior. Reacting is not. Reacting never makes me feel better. If I can remember that, the outcome might not be so bad.
The situation is not resolved. I am planning to remedy that asap. Perhaps a different approach. All the same, I win because I recognized the pattern and acted accordingly. No hard feelings. It’s all good.
Have a great Thursday! ❤
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