Let It Go Day 2023 is on Friday, June 23, 2023: Why do I let disappointment ruin my day? Small to big disappointments - everything hurts!?
Friday, June 23, 2023 is Let It Go Day 2023. On My Mind: Let It Go - creatively driven On My Mind: Let It Go
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It seems that your not dissapointed with your life per se, your dissapointed that the people in the world that surround you are not the morrally, ethical, curtious, and intuitive people that you naturally are. I have this same affliction, and I work at Wal-Mart so people standing in the middle of the isle just make me so irritated. Because I know that I would be paying attention, and move aside if someone came, or I would encourage everyone to move to the side with my body language. I feel that I'm always looking out for the right thing to do for other people. But at the same time I think that the motivation to do that for other people (or knowledge) has been lost. I sometimes think that if other people thought like me than the world would be more relaxed, organized and forgiving. But that probably would never happen and I'm probably tooting my own horn a little too much. I do know that being this way gives you a "nice guys finish last" mentality that doesn't help either since you see people complain until they get whatever they want and you see rude, mean people get things handed to them all the time, and you feel empty handed. I have had some depression problems before and also had the same trouble with meds, as has my mom who is very similar to me, and I predict my daughter will too, since she;s like that also. I have instilled in her that though she loves making others happy she has to start with making herself happy and I hope that helps since it's something I had to learn when I got older. I know that my personal therapy for this particular thing is to just do the best I can to continue to think of others and let my giving personality shine through. I'll Hold the door for someone behind me, let someone know if they dropped something, let my customers know that I understand their concern about a product but that I trust it's the best for them or offer them better solutions even if it means something cheaper at our store or having to go somewhere else. I also give people time and patience and always assume the best from everyone until the prove me wrong. Of course I don't surround myself with people that I think take advantage of me, and I don't form the most trusting relationships, but I am a great friend to the people that are close to me. By using my great people skills I have been told many times how appreciative and refreshing it is for the people I have some in contact with. I have had a lot of people take the time to let me know that they were pleasantly surprised to have someone so nice help them. And that reminds me that not only are my talents noticed, but people have the ability to be nice also by taking the time to tell me. It helps I work in retail and I can deal with this every day. I can at least say I'm doing my part in making things better even if it's just one person at a time. And even though I feel like I'm alone and I'm setting myself up for dissapointment, I can't help but do it, and I have a strong feeling that what goes around comes around. I think the nice guys just have to wait a little longer, and that the rewards are smaller, and you have to appreciate them more. But everytime someone thanks me for being so nice or my daughter proudly washes the windows becuase she knows I've had a bad day, I'm reminded that being appreciative for not being a rude, selfish person is important. And I have a guilt free concious about how I treat other's. But it's hard when you have those bad days, trust me. Just get through them, and do what you need to make you happy. Even if it's just giving a stranger your time, and getting a smile of thanks from them. You may have just made their day a whole lot better, and they may have been feeling the same way as you.
Christians, what day is this...?
Let's run Ps 118 back 2 verses:
The stone the builders rejected
has become the capstone;
the LORD has done this,
and it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Now fast-forward to Matt 21. On Palm Sunday, Jesus teaches the parable of the tenants and concludes:
Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures:
" 'The stone the builders rejected
has become the capstone;
the Lord has done this,
and it is marvelous in our eyes'?
"Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed."
Thus, Jesus equated "the day the LORD has made" with the day that kingdom passed from Judaism to Christianity: The day of the Resurrection of Jesus, i.e., the first Easter.
Why do we let jerks ruin our days?
dude, in client services, you have to have a thicker skin than others. you can't have those type of people affect your daily life. otherwise it would ruin your days to come. think of those type of people are below you. they can't harm you since you're not vested the energy to care for them. if it doesn't work, go and have a walk or some type of exercise to let out some of the stored anger.