So, this morning I read a quote that really hit me...hard. I also shared it on facebook. But, for those of you who didn't read it there, it goes like this....
"God inspires us to be better people, not bitter people."
I think I get caught up in turning situations to negative, thus making me bitter. It is easier to be bitter, than it is to take the high road. I play the "pity party" game with myself. I have been trying to remind myself that whatever the situation is, it could always be worse. God has blessed me with so many things in my life and sometimes I take those things for granted.
Here is an example that gets me. I often wonder why I feel like I have one sided friendships, me being the one that calls and doesn't get calls back or rarely gets a call. I feel like I am a good friend, as good as I know how to be. I do let that get to me and become bitter and even hurt by that. And I shouldn't be! I have something that most of my friends don't have, a 40 minute drive after work. Alot of times that is when I do my calling but it is also right in the middle of family time for others. I should use that time to really wind down from the day, so that when I get home I can place my focus on my family. The part that gets to me is when I don't get a call back. Why take my time out to think about you, when you don't do the same. I guess that is the part where I am a better person ;). Maybe it is that I talk too much (couldn't tell, could you). I'll try making my conversations short and sweet. I dunno.
I try hard to forget about these things but sometimes I just can't. Lately, I have let alot of things turn me into a bitter person. Well, I feel better now!
I guess that this really spoke to me and was something that I needed to be reminded of. In general I am going to try harder to let things roll. Be the better person, not the bitter person.
On a brighter note, I had a busy day at work and tomorrow is Thursday! Yay! HELLO WEEKEND!!
Until next time...goodnight!