Relaxed? or Uptight?

September 2, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I’m not sure I should start my post this way, but I would like to thank all the uptight drivers I’ve witnessed lately!  You’ve given me inspiration for today’s blog!  Why?  Because I remember when I USED to be that way!

I was at the farm market yesterday, and it’s always swamped there during the peak of harvesting season & hard to find parking.   Then when you do, and it’s time to leave, so many people are trying to get their own parking spot, and are waiting behind you, for others to pull out, or get past, or whatever, sometimes you wait several minutes to just back out and get on your merry way!

So  this lady, was across from me in her car, wanting to cross over to get to the side I’m on, and she’s waving her hands and verbally telling me who knows what, because she can’t cross.  I had just pulled out of my parking place and was turning left to get out of the lot, and yes, I was kinda in the middle of the lane, but I had just pulled out.  I made my left turn, leaving the lane open for her to cross.  But guess what I realized just seconds after?!  Guess who was also in HER middle lane!  Yep, that hand waving, loud mouthing lady, herself!

So what about it?  I know I used to judge others, seeing what I THINK is wrong with them, what I THINK they should do or should have done, how I THINK, they should or shouldn’t react.  Even with this lady, I also thought after I drove away, “maybe she’s having a bad day”.  And gave her the benefit of the doubt.

But I know I didn’t used to do that- if someone crossed me, there was no excuse.  They just shouldn’t of done that.  But I know myself, sometimes I’m not paying total attention, and walk down the middle of the grocery isle, or step in front of someone with out thinking about it, or numerous other ways we could “offend” someone unintentionally.  But I think too many people constantly let others behavior bother them, when the other person isn’t doing it intentionally.  We all have things on our mind, struggles we’re going through, or whatever it may be.  We so often don’t take a moment to realize this when someone does “step on our toes”.  We do need to put ourselves in the other person’s shoes, give them the benefit of the doubt, and realize we don’t need to let it bother us.

When we look at it from the other side, we don’t have to know their entire story, we just need to realize that they aren’t out there just to bug us.  It’s up to us,to choose to let it bug us, or we can choose to let it go.

When someone does cut us off rather on the road or in the grocery store, or where ever it may be, if you’re like I used to be, and would get uptight and get mad at that person, start to think of what may be going on in their life.  You never know.  But we don’t need to know in order to just let it go, and also pay more attention to our own “traffic habits”.  Are we making sure we’re not doing the same thing?

This is going to relate to my next topic, how being relaxed and going with the flow of life can make your life just go smoother- and actually bring more good things your way!  I hope you’ll check in next Tuesday!

Make today the best day ever!

Amy

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