There are holiday shoppers engaging in the hustle and bustle in their own individual worlds; there are some family members that we may feel a dread facing, due to their criticism and other demands; and we tend to loose ourselves in the mad dash to wrap up work, while feeling a need to participate in the flurry of activity that inevitably comes, starting about a month before the Christmas holidays!
I'm guessing that you have all heard of the tried and true ways to cope with the negativity of others such as walking away; counting to ten; or avoiding the situation or person altogether. Hmmmmmm.....Wondering.....How has that worked for you?
If you walk away, aren't you only getting temporary relief?
Wouldn't it be great if you could find a way to diffuse the situation, without leaving the other person feeling invalidated, and yourself feeling annoyed that you were subjected to it in the first place?
Wouldn't it be better to come from a place of love and compassion?
And....one more thing we sometimes forget is that it is important to look at these situations as......read more