The other day, I was so irritated by someone elseâ€™s negativity and constant complaining that I found myself interrupting my own walk for relaxation by complaining about the complainer. How crazy is that? I realize that I was once in a space when I was unhappy and I saw the negative in things, too, and I am so grateful that I no longer feel that unhappiness and negativity on a regular basis. I am still negative sometimes, but it is not a way of life, and for that I am so grateful. So, instead of being angry at other complainers, I will try to feel compassion for their unhappiness and leave them to complain to someone else. It is not that I wonâ€™t listen compassionately and supportively to a friendâ€™s troubles, but I will not become a prisoner to constant negativity and complaining.
Â© Carla Weaver 2013.