I'm trying, geeze am I trying. My word for the year, my action plan, my New Years Revolution was to find understanding, consideration, comity in situations. To not get bogged down by the negative feelings and anger that seeing only MY side of the issue was generating. Getting mad would be so much easier! It seems that my commitment to this plan is tested constantly. Constantly meaning every minute of every single freaking day!
There are times I don't WANT to see the other side, I don't want to have compassion and understanding for the people and things that are ticking me off. And there's this irritatingly calm voice in the back of my mind saying "slow down," "consider this a little before you respond," "find a way to be accomodating." ARGH! This is hard, especially when what I really want to do is yell SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP! AND DO THIS MY WAY BECAUSE I SAID SO!!" And I just can't.