Emotional level: 7
Mental level: 7
TODAY I LEARNED: The world’s oldest lightbulb has been working since 1901.
My anxiety has been hitting me hard lately, but I’m keeping up. I am pushing forward.
Today I had to deal with a person who I strongly wish would disappear…but since this is reality, and making someone disappear is quite impossible, I had to choose to put up with them. At first, I was completely aggravated with how said person kept popping up in my life no matter where I went.
Then I started thinking about the manner this person keeps showing up. It took me awhile to realize it considering this person is a horrible human being, but with time, I now understand that this person is teaching me patience.
Yes, patience. That horrendous word that makes us fear waiting for anything and everything. I know, it sounds like a terrible lesson, but we don’t always like what life teaches us, even if it’s for our own good. Yet patience is an admirable trait to have and it helps us out in multiple areas in life.
It’s funny when we look at the horrible things in life as lessons because in the moment, that is not what they seem like at all. It’s hard for us to see lessons when they come in such horrible forms, but when we take a step back, it becomes clear what’s going on.
Sometimes we need other people to show us what that is, other times it shows up after constant annoyance. Whatever way you realize it, once you know what you’re dealing with, you can start to learn from it.
It’s extremely hard for me to be nice to people I don’t like, but now, when I deal with this horrible person in my life, I realize the lesson and it makes the entire process that much easier.
However, we can’t push through our challenges in life if we are always seeing things the same way. I had to change my view on the situation, and eventually, something clicked. That being said, take a step back and find a new perspective. This is really hard for some people, but it’s worth it to try. Really seeing something in a new light can change everything. Add a little gratitude in there and you have a cocktail of new experiences and growth.
All in all, I’ve come out on top and I’m now fully aware of the lesson I’ve been taught. It took me awhile to learn, but we all learn at our own pace, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
So, try your best to see things from all sorts of angles. Hope you all have a great day!
Blessed Be )O(