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Lighten the Load

July 12, 2012

When I began my journey to create my amazing life I remember what a short fuse I had and there were many times I embarrassed myself with my own behavior.  Little things like the long line in the bank or a flat tire could ruin my entire day, maybe even my entire week.  One time in particular, I was so upset after waiting for what seemed like forever in line at the bank that I was rude and inconsiderate with the teller when I reached the front of the line.   It made me feel terrible about myself and I knew she did not deserve my negativity.  The next day I went back to the bank with my tail between my legs and apologized for my behavior and decided right then and there to end my pattern of “sweating the small stuff”.  With great effort, I began praying for patience each morning during my prayer and meditation time.

Do you know that for the next year straight, no exxageration, I found myself at the end of every long line everywhere I went?  Around the same time one morning I heard myself loud and clear praying “God, please give me patience”.  Suddenly I realized what had happened and I began to laugh.  Through repetition and practice without even being consciously aware of what had transpired, I was given patience.  Now, standing in line while others are fretting, sighing, and complaining I am the one smiling and patiently waiting my turn.

When things don’t go your way, and surely they won’t from time to time, do you make the load heavier by contributing to the problem with negativity or do you lighten the load and contribute to the solution by behaving with grace?  Why not lighten the load today and take the high road?  Optimists Rock!

Copyright  2012     Robin B. O’Grady

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Sara Marez-Fields permalink
    July 30, 2012 4:04 pm

    The old saying, careful what you wish for, you may just get it in the form of a life lesson.

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