Something has me thinking…
A friend confided in me that while out walking her dog,
she would literally run past her neighbours house,
petrified that her neighbour would stop her
only to corner her and talk her ear off.
Sadly that neighbour passed away
and now she is dealing with the guilt of not being compassionate enough
when she had all those chances before.
The interesting part is after all the years of avoiding and evading,
why now has it caused so much unrest?
Of course who are we to judge, because everyone one of us have found ourselves in similar situations.
I mean we all have someone who gets under our skin.
Those certain people who just seem to know how to get us completely unraveled.
We don’t want that to be the case,
and as hard as we try to see past the things that make us crazy,
they are always there.
Sure we are supposed to love thy neighbour and all
but let’s face it,
some of “thy neighbours” can be down right nuts and make us do some pretty stupid things.
What is amazing is the lengths we will go to,
to avoid or ignore them.
(insert your own hide and go seek thought here and if you don’t have one, you’re only fooling yourself at this point)
No one is exempt from this one,
(unless you have wings growing out from your back and a shiny little halo above your head)
The truth of the matter is there are just some people you can not stomach.
As much as the experts want to give you all the reason’s in the world for why or how you should change this behavior or pattern
and be the better person if only for yourself,
there are just some personalities you can’t handle or want anywhere in your circle of life.
Easy to say that we can put our feelings aside and be more loving, caring and attentive,
but why am I thinking that you are visualizing that one particular pain in the ass
and saying to yourself,
“Nope, that ain’t gonna happen!”
Okay so we have established that personality clashes do occur,
and not everybody is our cup of tea.
Why do we bang our heads on this one?
Let’s be real for a minute.
We were all created as individuals,
some people connect,
and some don’t.
It doesn’t get any more simple than that!
I really don’t think we should kick ourselves for not loving every single person we meet.
However as long a we remember
not to be hurtful, hateful or distasteful.
Just do yourself one favor though…
Don’t wait until you are looking back at all the things you did wrong,
knowing today that you still have a chance
to do some things right!
Make it a great day everybody!