One good thing that happened today
Yes, that is the one good thing that I could say summed up all that happened today.
I got patience to go out and have my morning walk. I was thinking that once I got to the area that I do my jogging sometimes that I would stop and go back home. That's some 2 kilometers I think from our unit. However, I was patient enough to go to the park instead. Not everyone are able to go for a walk.
Then I had the patience to finish my tasks today. That's another productive time that I am grateful for. Not everyone has a job they can rely on.
I also had the patience to do a blog in Hive today. That was supposed to be my entry for a contest but it turns out I have already submitted an entry to that. You are allowed to submit one entry per week. I would have wanted to delete the post but decided against it so I just edited that one and did not submit it for the contest.
The photo I used as my lead image is just one of the photos that I posted there. You can check more here.
I also had patience with a brother of mine who was so demanding and feeling entitled such that whatever he wants to be done seems easy and can be accomplished with a snap of a finger.
I had patience with my partner today for things that my partner does which irritates me lol!
It's so easy to explode and lash out if we don't have patience and understanding. You need patience to be patient meaning you need lots of patience. When you think you are patient enough, think again. Are you really?
First of all, forgive yourself first. Don't be too hard on yourself. It's okay not to be okay. It's okay to feel what you feel. It's okay.
I remember a friend of mine back when we were in school. She was so excited one day that she was so giddy the whole time. I kept asking her what's the matter but she just kept smiling and there is that twinkle in her eyes. I have my suspicion then.
After one of our classes, as we were going to next one, she told me that one of our classmates confessed his love to her. I knew it! Although she likes the guy, she was holding back because one of the girls in class likes the guy. Talk about love triangle.
Anyway, I was happy for her and I was actually honored and pleased that my friend trusted me that much as a friend, a confidant, to share such personal and joyous moment. She told me that I am the only person she's telling me that. So that's a secret between us. I felt special. I felt like I'm holding the best secret in the world.
That lasted for a few days unfortunately for I found out later that a lot of our friends knew about the said "secret." I felt like a fool!
What did I learn from that? It's about controlling my emotions. Should I be mad to my friend for tricking me, making me believe that I was the only one who she confided with, making me special, playing with my feelings, in short, lying to me?
What others do to you is upon them. What you do, how would you react tells how much of a character you are.
I talked to my friend in a calm manner, maybe a joke here and there, about what she did and how it made me feel. I told her I was hurt but that I understand where she is coming from. It was all about the excitement that made her do what she did.
All is forgiven. It's no big deal I said.
She and that guy got together but didn't last for long. He ended up with the girl who likes him. The villain, at least for us lol!
If I didn't have the patience and understanding, our friendship would have been broken and thankfully we still remain friends to this day. I still have some money to collect from her so I have to keep the friendship, right? lol!