There is one problem with becoming more self-aware - it makes it very hard to hang on to your negative behaviour!
You may have seen my last rant of a post and if so you will be pleased to know that my anger and frustration is calming down.
You see, I am aware it is MY anger and frustration. And what I am learning is........sometimes it is better to just get it out there. Blow what anyone else might think about it! I have watched people I love sit on their feelings, refusing to acknowledge them and seen those same people completely self-destruct.
However, when you have spent most of your life relying on the affirmation of others, being real is exceptionally hard.
Trying to explain how I feel when I am still trying to work it out myself is also very very hard. It takes me some time and an awful lot of thought and energy.
Does it really matter? Would it not be better to learn to just not let STUFF bother me in the first place, to just let it go.......... Or would that just lead me into a shallowness, where I was not really able to connect with others around me? I suppose I am really hoping that by becoming more self-aware 'stuff' will not bother me in quite the same way as it does with all these hang ups, hanging around.
I have still not quite worked out how to try and mend the broken relationship with my niece - I think I am going to be letter writing. Things will also have to change a little in our relationship, I was obviously giving far to much of myself for it to blow as it did. She will soon be turning 18 and will need to rely on me less if she is to have any hope of getting any sort of independence.
Gah! life can be so scary................ what would I do without my faith. Taking on the responsibilities of the world would most definitely be enough to squash me completely!
So as I go into this new week, I shall keep forgiving those that have upset me (I never seem to be able to do anything just once) and I shall keep giving thanks for the bounty of gifts that I have been given ......
970. Unexpected kind words from a friend.
971. Putting fabric through my sewing machine.
972. Blowing bubbles with each breath as I swim.
973. Watching my dog watching the world go by from the window.
974. Conversations with my daughter in the car.
975. The cup of tea made by my son.
976. Using up the meal, that was frozen from left overs.
977. Green foods, boosting my iron intake.
978. The smell of real fires in the outside air.
979. A hug from a new very little friend.
May your week be full of acknowledged blessings xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx