The test of a well lived life is often facing the little things that irritate, worry, or anger just slightly.
The women in our family are normally strong in a crisis, but what about when you forget to buy coffee
at the store , or you get a speeding ticket driving through George West on your way to El Paso, or you know it
is less expensive to make cupcakes for the birthday party, but for some reason cupcake success escapes
This is what I think. (You knew this was coming .)
I think the key is accepting that at times we will have cause to feel irritated, worried , or angry.
The source/cause is real.
At the point of irritation is usually when well meaning friends or family say ‘let it go’, which is sometimes fuel to the fire.
I refer to this as ‘the hot lava button in my big toe getting punched’.
Here is my antidote.
While striving to let feelings of irritation go- look back at what was happening prior to becoming irritated.
Are you overly stressed?
Are you tired? Is there an unresolved issue that needs addressing?
Is there an amends you need to make?
Here it is in a nutshell :
Don’t feel guilty for becoming irritated-
instead look at what was going on in your life prior to that point.
That’s where the answer is.
Don’t you just love these letters dear daughters? Aren’t you glad I post them on the internet?
I love you,