Have you ever noticed how certain people just “rub you the wrong way”? They have a tendency of doing things that get on your nerves.
You even come to expect it of them.
Unfortunately, I’ve gotten into that groove recently myself. There’s an individual with whom I’ve become accustomed to being annoyed (shame on me, I know!)
This morning, I caught myself. The individual had done something and I was about to be critical of it. Then, I asked myself “What should have they done differently?”
I realized that there was nothing different that they should have done. I had just become accustomed to being annoyed with them. This comes from many months that helped form a negative mindset.
I might ask myself where the person is question’s responsibility ended and mine began, but that would be a topic for a different discussion.
Recently, I realized that I cannot be making excuses. Whether or not I like this person and their behaviors, I still am asked to love them. There are no excuses that exempt me from this call.
On reflection, I’ve also realized that I should not be allowing excuses to keep me from loving in other situations, either.
Whether I am working at the reception desk or upstairs as an aide, I need to love and respect each person I meet, not letting any excuse stand in the way.
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