Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Currie's Gratitude 13 November 2013

The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. [Ralph G. Nichols]

My day yesterday went from disappointed to disgusted. In myself and with myself, respectively. Though I don’t think respect was anywhere in the equation…

When I have a “meltdown” all I seem to hear is everyone telling me how I should feel and what I should DO [and worse yet, what I should have done] when really all I want is someone to NOT run away from my melting down self.

Had someone taken the time to really listen, as I am DOing through my writing this morning, that someone would have learned I know very well what I should have done and that I chose NOT to DO it BEcause it is just NOT in my nature anymore to BE a bitch-on-wheels.

Is it so much to BE a little kinder?! To ask how I am and then LISTEN when I tell you?!

In place of that I heard plenty about how I should allow for all sorts of things round so many corners that I canNOT possibly see no matter how closely I look.

It might BE elusive, but there is Gratitude in here. I promise you.

I love you, Currie


Vicki Miller said...

'Should' is a word that would be better erased from the english language. I hope you are feeling better today.

Carol said...

Like the art!!! Hope your days are going better from here on out...

Rita said...

Not quite sure what happened, but stick to your guns on NOT being a bitch-on-wheels!! ;)