I recently read something that has put my train of thoughts on a brand new track, and is on course to change my life. I read a quote the other day that said, "Stop expecting everyone to be you."
The train didn't start in motion until a couple of days later when I was washing dishes and thinking about something someone did (actually did not do) that hurt my feelings. "I would have totally done that, I dont understand why they didn't." (Do you ever have those thoughts?!) Having somewhat of a pitty party, when (I belive) the Lord called it to my rememberance. It was like a slap across the face. " I'm doing that. I do that. Like a lot. Why do I do that?"
I get so frustrated at people sometimes, or situations. And that day, it hit me like a ton of bricks that, that was the cause of almost everyone of my frustrations. It wasn't handled my way. They didn't do what I would have done.
My wonderful, amazing, dang near perfect husband pointed out to me in my frustration the other day, that when we first got married, I would get so mad when he didn't see things MY way. And I realized, that maybe I mask it a little more now, but I'm still that way.
Wouldn't it change the world if we could all agree to disagree sometimes? Wouldnt it change the world if instead of jumping to frustrations, I would try to look at the situation from another point of view and undertand others intentions? Because primarily, people do have good intentions, they may just see it differently than you.
So my new destination is trying to see things from another perspective before getting upset or hurt. To find the positive of what they were thinking instead of jumping straight to the negative. Looking through some rose colored glasses so to speak :) And not expecting everyone to be me.