—— Lord, Give Me Patience ——
Have you ever just NEEDED a drink? And I mean in the “I need a drink right now or I might actually physically attack another human being” kind of way? No? Just me? Shoot.
Honestly, I swear, sometimes this Dallas traffic brings out the worst in me. Don’t get me wrong... I’m a country girl who grew up 30 miles from the closest grocery store, but there is something so infuriating about trying to go 15 miles and it taking an hour.
Full disclosure: I. Lost. My. S*!t. Today... after being in the car for one hour, I got in the wrong valet line & was told they wouldn’t take my car. Forcing me to get back into Mavs game day traffic around the AAC. Then I yelled at my boyfriend because he didn’t have “the answer”, and finally... I cried to the parking attendant because I didn’t have any cash to park, but I was going to lose my mind if I had to even go around the block at this point.
By the grace of God... he let me park for free, and my boyfriend met me with wine upon arrival. 🙌🏽 After my apology for being an epic brat, I was brought back to a little lesson I’m learning, slowly.
IT IS THE LITTLE THINGS!! Look for the positivity in life & I promise, you will find it.
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Sometimes focus is not important....jzt attitude only....😚😚😚
Ka pow 💥 #Repost@grapplers_planet
Steve gets Binked!!
from @robinblackmma - One Minute #BREAKDOWN: Road Rage Steve #Bink! #KO!
The world is often seemingly unfair or unforgiving.
We have no ability to control what others say and do around us us.
We can simply control our own reactions to these things. ‘He started it’ or ‘she provoked me’ or ‘you are making me mad!’ are nonsensical things children say; people will say and do things we don’t like no matter how many trigger warnings we attempt or how much people (wrongly) try to legislate the control of speech or behaviour.
People are just people in their own realities navigating the world as best they can. ‘They’ didn’t start it, ‘they’ didn’t provoke you.
They acted in their reality. You reacted either as an emotionally developed adult or, like Road Rage Steve in this case, as an unsophisticated child.
If you often act this way, You have failed in your personal responsibility as an adult human and a civilized citizen to develop (to the best of your ability) your emotions beyond those of a stimulus-response animal.
Human beings, with efforts, develop control over their emotions, which gives us great influence on our own life’s path.
If you are like Road Rage Steve, you lack control of your own emotions. You are a slave to the random emotional reactions that the world around you illicits from you.
If you lose control and act like Road Rage Steve well, often, the World around you will punch you in the mouth. .
Enjoy The Hostilities My Friends.
Pls tag a friend and follow for 400 #MartialArts Breakdowns this year.
Thank you sincerely.
For real love is the answer. Instead of getting angry back at him and us both screaming at each other, which happens sooo many times in these situations, I wanted to show him love and compassion AND IT WORKED! We had such a better interaction than we could’ve if I had acted negatively back towards him. Shoutout to @puravidabracelets they were the client I was going to see!