[This is my first attempt at a video blog post --- really hoping this works.]
I'm a big believer in treating people well.
But I've come to accept a key fact about life: people may never treat me as well as I try to treat them. [family excluded - my family rocks!]
I have a generous and sensitive heart. Where I may have shortcomings of financial generosity, I feel I compensate tenfold with loving arms, open ears and an opinion that is rarely clouded with unreasonable judgment.
"Treat people as you'd like to be treated," was a popular theme in my home growing up.
I was having a great night, last night. The Pita had a work event to attend so I treated myself to a spin class at the gym. Awesome. Sweating buckets kind of awesome. On my way to pick up my girl from the Kids Club [ a whopping 30 steps away] --- whammo. A wretched, horrible comment [that I wouldn't even say to my worst enemy].
And in an instant, my heart was sad [and a little mad].
I told myself what I'd tell Peanut, "Buck up buttercup". . ."Consider the source" . . .but it wasn't really working.
My brain dashed through a thousand thoughts. "REALLY?! Who would say such a thing?".
Do unto others. It's such a basic principle, and yet so many of us [including myself] have swiftly forgotten how vital this basic premise is to maintain a peaceful life/society.
It's an ideology that is essential to even our closest relationships.
Looking back on some of my connections - both romantic and those of a friendly nature - I do sometimes feel like I've come out on the short end of the stick. While other times I feel like all I do is take [especially when it comes to my amazing bro, sisters & parents]. I don't know that there's any way to truly avoid that; sometimes we are givers, other times we are takers.
I'm okay with that.
Maybe the "rude comment/lashing out" was do to something I did, that I'm not remembering.
What I do remember is that [call me a mama's girl, I'm fine with it] my mom made it all better last night. Yes, when I was being a "taker". Just like many,
I believe her.