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Wait It Out

I don’t know about you, but when I get upset I want to get it off my chest as soon as I can.  Let me tell ya, there are diSadvAntaGes to that.  I have found that if I speak my mind as the disagreement arises, I usually regret what was said.

The other day I was aggravated.  A first, I let my mind spiral out of control on all the things that bothered me about the situation.  Instead of verbalizing them as they came to mind, like I normally do, I took time to think long and hard about what I was going to say before pleading my case.  By thinking things through I was able to sift out unnecessary comments that would have been said only due to anger.  This was HuGe because back in the day it would have caused our arguments to fester twice as long!  By taking the time to fully evaluate the real reason I was upset, I had already calmed down which naturally heLpeD me discuss the situation in a more reasonable manner.

It is easy to want quick results and responses in all that we do.  The longer I live, the more I see the benefits in not getting in a HURRY.  As painful as it was to keep my mouth shut until I calmed down to carefully choose my words, it allowed me to resolve a problem with a person that wasn’t hurtful to them and regretful to me.

Taking the time to be more selective in what comes out of your mouth.  If your thoughts are going a hundred miles an hour, that is not the time to be verbalizing them.  Believe me; I know it is dreadful to wait.  Your mind is good at convincing you that those racing thoughts ARE truly how you feel.  Don’t be fooled.  Past arguments are evidence that your mind keeps tricking you, so do everyone a favor and wait this one out.

~Lara

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It Isn’t Always Easy

Have you ever been really pAtient and pOsitiVe about a situation and it still didn’t pan out the way you had hoped?  In those moments it is easy to want to “throw in the towel” and let all upbeat thoughts dissipate.  Then you start to wonder, why waste so much eNerGy trying to be optimistic all the time?

Being a positive person isn’t always easy.  A negative attitude takes less effort and low expectations keep you from being easily disappointed.  Although this is the outlook of many, I’m a bElieveR that being positive is hArder, But bEtteR.  Although we have to constantly motivate ourselves to find the good out of a bad situation, I’d rather work hard at feeling good vs. work less and feel bad.

So next time things don’t go your way and you want to kick your positive attitude to the curb, remind yourself that good things happen for those who work HARD and WAiT OuT tHe StOrM.  Negative efforts give quick relief but the positive ones give eTerNal haPpineSs.

~Lara

(This picture was taken from our yard this past spring.  We have been blessed to have many breathtaking rainbows from our front porch!)

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