Hello world,

As I go through my annual “Christmas cleaning” I clean not only the physical, but also the emotional, psychological and spiritual. I clear out all of the junk that has collected over the past year. I am in a constant state of evolution as I evaluate all that has happened over the period, how I have reacted to it and what I need to change or work on. I was just reviewing my musings over the past few months and out of everything, the following words struck me in my post of October 18th – “Out of chaos comes inspiration” [http://inspirationescape.blogspot.com/2012/10/out-of-chaos-comes-inspiration.html]

“If you have the chance to influence change, when it’s needed the most and the intended parties are receptive to change, then maybe that’s the trade-off to evolve to the next level in your life.” 

Can’t believe I really wrote that…it’s as though I had a glimpse into the future. All credit to God for this inspiration and gift of speech…I’m speechless:) Ha!

I think that perhaps that’s what has just happened.  I kept the faith, believed and now I have evolved to the next level. And it couldn’t have happened at a more opportune time. I tell ya…the power of prayer is amazing! The last few years have been particularly good as most things have been working in my favour #eternallygratefultotheMostHigh

Yet sometimes, I feel as though I allow variables to get the better of me. This happens especially when I allow myself to react to people’s behaviour and actions. I keep reminding myself…and the conversation begins: “Self: the world is made up of all different sorts of people…You need to get used to it!”

It’s true, everyone is not like me or you or anyone else. Our life experiences were different. We see the exact same things quite differently. Our ability to internalize and rationalize things are different. Everyone has their own insecurities and prejudices…likes and dislikes….points of view based on many different factors: life experiences, upbringing, belief systems, circumstances, environment…background. We can’t do anything to change who we are or our journey thus far, but surely we can try to understand each other and why we react the way we do. 

Yet this happens from time to time:
All jokes aside. We expect others to treat us the same way we would like to be treated. Whereas in reality this does not happen. We pass judgement on others, at times say unkind things to and about each other and it is done to us, sometimes unknown to ourselves. Some things are best kept unsaid  but sometimes human nature gets the better of us and we find ourselves in a muddle.

Communication is always key…how and when it is done is the essence of how well it works. At some point or another, we have all been guilty of doing and saying the wrong things at the wrong times but for all intents and purposes, what is done cannot be undone. Maya Angelou once said:people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” And at the end of the day, that’s what it’s about.

I certainly have “foot in mouth syndrome” but I’m working on it. Just as I can’t understand why others may say or do certain things, the same can be said for me. Tolerance is key. 

As I take all of these lessons with me into the new year and my new realm, I earnestly attempt to start anew with a new outlook, new modus operandi and a new beginning!
 
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Cheers until next time:)

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