Friday, December 17, 2010

>#reverb10 - 14 - Appreciate

“December 14 – Appreciate. What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it?” (Author: Victoria Klein)

I’m still coming to appreciate that I do not control everything. As hard as I try, as much as I would like to, I simply can’t. I must, instead, choose my battles. I must decide to let some things roll off my back and go with the flow—like with the weather. It’s difficult for an anal-retentive-control-freak like me to do, but I’m trying.

Sometimes it means drawing blood as I bite my tongue and refrain from telling my husband how to do the dishes—and to just be grateful that he is doing them. There are times that I cannot and I instruct him to “step away from the sink.” :)

One area in which I have not released control is that of traffic. For whatever reason, I continue to critique every other driver that appears to get in my way, rides my tail, cuts me off, fails to use their blinker or happens to be talking on their cellular phone. You know that’s illegal here in California. I’m surprised my daughter has never commented on how many people I know with the last names Idiot, Birdbrain and A**hole. :) Their first names are all the same; Stupid or Freaking.

I completely ignore the post-it note on my dash that reads, “Be patient.” You know, I would be patient if people would just stay out of my way and get off the road when I’m on it. LOL.

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