Sometimes when life gets you down, you can turn into a bitter soul who hates the world. You wallow in your own self pity. You think that everyone is out to get you. You can interpret things incorrectly... Today I received a message that kinda hurt my feelings. Instead of lashing out at the person I opted to say nothing. Then I stewed about it all day. Perhaps I wasn't being fair to myself, but I kept coming back to three little words my dad always said.
"Just be nice".
When things are beyond your control - when you want to yell and scream and slap someone silly for being so clueless - take the higher road. Be the bigger person. Just be nice. Adding to the stress and negativity won't help, in the long run.
*Ok, so maybe I'm still slightly stewing, and I still think that if I could yell and scream a few obscenities I'd feel better. I'll get over it though. And Dad, I'm trying my best to stand true to your wisdom. You also always said, "You'll feel better after a good night's sleep". I think I shall go turn the covers of the bed down.